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The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales
By Edgar Allan Poe and Matthew Pearl (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Modern Library
Publication date May 23, 2006
Pages 119
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679643425
ISBN-10 0679643427
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $10.00
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Summary
Authoritative editions of great classics of world literature feature introductions by acclaimed writers, meticulous translations of foreign literature, commentary by distinguished writers and critics, biographical notes, and a comprehensive Reading Group Guide bound into each volume.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Book cover for 9780679643425 Book cover for 9781420946802
 
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About: While Edgar Allan Poe was most famous for his eerie tales of murder, ghouls, and suspense, he is also credited with paving the way for the future of detective stories with his character C.
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from Modern Library (May 23, 2006)
9780679643425 | details & prices | 119 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $10.00
About: The story of a retired detective who is called upon to solve a perplexing pair of murders is accompanied by commentary, biographical notes, and a reading group guide.

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