The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

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In just five stories, Edgar Allan Poe laid down most of the ground rules of detective fiction. In the three tales featuring Auguste Dupin ('The Murders in the Rue Morgue', 'The Mystery of Marie Roget' and 'The Purloined Letter') he created the Great Detective, not to mention the locked-room mystery, the notion of armchair detection and the secret-service story; 'The Gold Bug' revolved around the use of cyphers; and 'Thou Art the Man' made use of false clues and the least likely suspect.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 140 x 200 x 22mm | 281.23g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0752847848
  • 9780752847849

About Edgar Allan Poe

Born Boston, Mass, 1809, d.1849. Deserted by his father, and his mother died when he was two. Raised by John Allan, a merchant, and his wife Frances. Published his first work, TAMERLAINE AND OTHER POEMS, in 1827; THE RAVEN AND OTHER POEMS was a great success in 1845. His many stories are collected in TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION. Died of drink in Baltimore.show more

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