Includes Ã¢ÂÂThe Murders in the Rue Morgue,Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂThe Mystery of Marie RogÃÂªt,Ã¢ÂÂ and Ã¢ÂÂThe Purloined LetterÃ¢ÂÂ
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 Ã¢ÂÂThe Murders in the Rue MorgueÃ¢ÂÂ as Ã¢ÂÂalmost a complete manual of detective theory and practice.Ã¢ÂÂ Indeed, PoeÃ¢ÂÂs 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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