The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

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"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been claimed as the first detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination". Similar works predate Poe's stories, including Das Fräulein von Scuderi (1819) by E.T.A. Hoffmann and Zadig (1748) by Voltaire.

C. Auguste Dupin is a man in Paris who solves the mysterious brutal murder of two women. Numerous witnesses heard a suspect,… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1841

Word count: 13,679 words (≈ about 1 hour)


Copyright: Public Domain

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