The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales
Includes The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt, and The Purloined LetterBetween 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... show more
Includes The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt, and The Purloined LetterBetween 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.”
Publish date: May 23rd 2006
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
Series: C. Auguste Dupin (#1)
The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe C. Auguste Dupin, #1 (short story) **I read this short story as part of a collection, The Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, that I picked up at a library sale months ago. I'm kind of glad that I remembered I had it, because I couldn't...
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An interesting short novella from Edgar Allen Poe. While reading it I realized I must have read it before, as I started to guess the solution and that is truly impossible without knowing it. What I mean by this is, that the solution is precluded by hints and enough different facts to give the impr...
I’ve enjoyed other Edgar Allan Poe stories and poems, and I had high hopes for this collection of stories featuring Poe’s character Auguste Dupin, an investigator that does the police’s work for them. Perhaps I’m missing something here but I just found the narrative to be long-winded and not particu...
What a difference 39 years makes! I read this book in approximately 1975 (I think I was 3 :D) and loved it. If there would have been goth at that time period, I would have been part of it. I read all of scary, sad, occult books I could get my hands on and read all of Poe's works. Now when I pic...