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The Murders in the Rue Morgue

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  • Running Time: 01:32 hrs
    Narrator: Lutkin, Chris
    Publisher:
    Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2017
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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    2017
    Summary:

    First published in a 1841 edition of Graham's Magazine, The Murders in the Rue Morgue is often cited as the first modern detective story. The first of three stories to center around C. Auguste Dupin, Poe's fictional detective, The Murders in the Rue Morgue involves Dupin's investigation of two women's murders. Establishing many of the tropes that would later become common to detective fiction, the story begins with an explanation of Dupin's theory of ratiocination, a concept which greatly influenced the creation of detective fiction itself and other great detectives like Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot.

    Original Publisher: Holland, Ohio, Dreamscape Media, LLC
    Language(s): English