C Auguste Dupin Collection: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget and The Purloined Letter

C Auguste Dupin Collection: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget and The Purloined Letter

by Edgar Allan Poe

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Overview

Decades before the British super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes appeared on the scene, American author Edgar Allan Poe created the first detective story in a remarkable trilogy of short stories featuring genius French criminologist C. Auguste Dupin.



The Murders in the Rue Morgue and its sequel The Mystery of Marie Roget represent the beginning of crime fiction and each story has been hailed as a masterpiece. In 'Morgue' the Parisian detective investigates the savage murder of a mother and daughter. In the follow-up, Dupin is on the hunt of a killer in a case based on the true story of Mary Rogers, a saleswoman at a cigar store in Manhattan whose body was found floating in the Hudson River in 1841.



The Purloined Letter first appeared in The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1845, in December, 1844. Poe earned $12 for its first printing. It is now considered one of the greatest mystery short stories ever written.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781329379459
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 07/12/2015
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 1,090,728
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.

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