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The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Contributor(s): Poe, Edgar Allan (Author)

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ISBN: 1542875005     ISBN-13: 9781542875004
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
OUR PRICE: $6.39  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2017
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BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Mystery & Detective - Collections & Anthologies
- Fiction | Short Stories (single Author)
- Fiction | Noir
Lexile Measure: 750
Physical Information: 0.07" H x 6" W x 9" (0.14 lbs) 36 pages
 
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"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been recognized as the first modern detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination". Two works that share some similarities predate Poe's stories, including Das Fr ulein von Scuderi (1819) by E. T. A. Hoffmann and Zadig (1747) by Voltaire. C. Auguste Dupin is a man in Paris who solves the mystery of the 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 fictional detective, Poe's Dupin displays many traits which became literary conventions in subsequent 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 Rog t" and "The Purloined Letter".
 
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