The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Phoenix Classics) by Edgar Allan Poe

The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Phoenix Classics)

byEdgar Allan Poe, Phoenix Classics

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This book contains several tables of HTML content to make reading easier. "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been claimed as the first detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination". Similar works predate Poe's stories, including Das Fräulein von Scuderi (1819) by E.T.A. Hoffmann and Zadig (1748) by Voltaire. C. Auguste Dupin is a man in Paris who solves the mysterious brutal murder of two women. Numerous witnesses heard a suspect, though no one agrees on what language was spoken. At the murder scene, Dupin finds a hair that does not appear to be human. As the first true detective in fiction, the Dupin character established many literary devices which would be used in future fictional detectives including Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. Many later characters, for example, follow Poe's model of the brilliant detective, his personal friend who serves as narrator, and the final revelation being presented before the reasoning that leads up to it. Dupin himself reappears in "The Mystery of Marie Roget" and "The Purloined Letter".
Title:The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Phoenix Classics)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 22, 2017Publisher:Phoenix ClassicsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8826439923

ISBN - 13:9788826439921

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