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."
Media: Paperback Book, 119 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: May. 23rd, 2006
Dimensions: 5.22 x 8.00 x 0.36 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.27 lbs