The Purloined Letter

The Purloined Letter

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"The Purloined Letter" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. It is the third of his three detective stories featuring the fictional C. Auguste Dupin, the other two being "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt". These stories are considered to be important early forerunners of the modern detective story. It first appeared in The Gift for 1845 (1844) and was soon reprinted in numerous journals and newspapers.

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Language: English

Published in: 1844

Word count: 7,152 words (≈ 29 minutes)

Source: http://en.wikisource.org

Copyright: Public Domain


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