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The Murders in the Rue Morgue
by Edgar Allan Poe




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Includes The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget, and The Purloined Letter
Between 1841 and 1844, Edgar Allan Poe invented the genre of detective fiction with three mesmerizing stories of a young French eccentric named C. Auguste Dupin. Introducing to literature the concept of applying reason to solving crime, these tales brought Poe fame and fortune to live on. Years later, Dorothy Sayers would describe The Murders in the Rue Morgue as almost a complete manual of detective theory and practice. Indeed, Poe's short mysteries inspired the creation of countless literary sleuths, among them Sherlock Holmes. Today, the Dupin stories still stand out as unique, utterly engrossing page-turners.
This Modern Library edition reproduces the definitive texts of the three tales. It includes an enlightening Introduction by novelist Matthew Pearl and an Appendix, The Earliest Detectives.

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Overview

Includes The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget, and The Purloined Letter
Between 1841 and 1844, Edgar Allan Poe invented the genre of detective fiction with three mesmerizing stories of a young French eccentric named C. Auguste Dupin. Introducing to literature the concept of applying reason to solving crime, these tales brought Poe fame and fortune to live on. Years later, Dorothy Sayers would describe The Murders in the Rue Morgue as almost a complete manual of detective theory and practice. Indeed, Poe's short mysteries inspired the creation of countless literary sleuths, among them Sherlock Holmes. Today, the Dupin stories still stand out as unique, utterly engrossing page-turners.
This Modern Library edition reproduces the definitive texts of the three tales. It includes an enlightening Introduction by novelist Matthew Pearl and an Appendix, The Earliest Detectives.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780895986696
  • ISBN-10: 0895986698
  • Publisher: Perfection Learning
  • Publish Date: January 2007
  • Page Count: 84
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2 pounds

Series: Tale Blazers: American Literature

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