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The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales (Modern Library Classics)

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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."

Synopsis:

Edited and with an Introduction by Matthew Pearl

Includes “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt,” 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. 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 unique Dupin stories still stand out as utterly engrossing page-turners.

 

Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

About the Author

Matthew Pearl is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School and has taught literature at Harvard and at Emerson College. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club and editor of the Modern Library's Longfellow translation of Dante's Inferno. His latest novel is The Poe Shadow.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679643425
Author:
Poe, Edgar Allan
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction:
Pearl, Matthew
Editor:
Pearl, Matthew
Author:
Pearl, Matthew
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Dupin, C. Auguste (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.00x5.22x.36 in. .27 lbs.

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Product details 160 pages Modern Library - English 9780679643425 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Edited and with an Introduction by Matthew Pearl

Includes “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt,” 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. 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 unique Dupin stories still stand out as utterly engrossing page-turners.

 

Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide

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