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978-0-679-64342-5 / 9780679643425

The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Modern Library Classics)

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Publisher:Modern Library

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Edited and with an Introduction by Matthew Pearl
Includes The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Rogt, 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, Poes 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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