Item description for The Murders in the Rue Morgue/the Mystery of Marie Roget/the Purloined Letter: The Dupin Stories (Classic Literature with Classical Music) by Edgar Allan Poe & Kerry Shale...
C. Auguste Dupin, investigator extraordinaire, was the remarkable creation of Edgar Allan Poe. Written in the 1840s, Poe presented the acutely observant, shrewd but idiosyncratic character who, with his chronicler, provided the inspiration for the more famous Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Here are the three Dupin stories together on one AudioBook release.
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Born on January 19, 1809, Edgar Allan Poe has become synonymous with writing described as mysterious and macabre. Also credited with originating the detective-fiction genre, Poe is considered part of the American Romantic Movement. A very celebrated poet, short story writer, and Gothic novelist, Poe died in 1849. Adrienne J. Odasso received her M.A. in Medieval Studies at the University of York in 2006 and is currently completing her Ph.D. in English at the University of York. She lives in London, UK.
Edgar Allan Poe lived in Boston. Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 and died in 1849.
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The First Unofficial Detective Apr 20, 2003
In these 3 short story, Poe introduces to the world for the first time the way of logical deduction, and applies it to an actual ambiguous case.
He seems to place much importance in mathematics as being the best exercise for analytic reasoning. Similar thing is seen in Doyle's Holmes, for Doyle asserts that Moriarty, the arch enemy of Sherlock Holmes, is in fact a mathematician.
Well aside from that he places much importance on meditation, a habit that is very unfamiliar in most of the world.
In the course of the first story, "The Murders of Rue Morgue," the French detective, Dupin, surprises his companion by interfering in his thoughts, an act that was criticized by Holmes in the novel "A Study in Scarlet," and that was practiced by him in some other short story of his.
The mystery, on the other hand, was a new one, not a simple one, and the deductions of Dupin were very logical and intriguing.
In the second story, "The Mystery of Marie Roget," Poe reconstructs a real crime by merely building up from the newspaper clips he collected over the span of time. He finally solves the mystery in the person of his detective Dupin. Close analysis had showed that the answer provided by Poe was actually the right one.
In the third story, "The Purloined Letter," Dupin solves a very easy mystery that puzzled the police force of paris.
This book is not at the same level of Doyle's writing, it is a little simpler, but is a nice read, though. That might be true because Doyle had based his detective, Holmes, on Dupin, and had actually attained the fame that forced him to dedicate some of his time for his mysteries.