The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Murders in the Rue Morgue is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe.

It has been recognized as the first modern detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his “tales of ratiocination”. Two works that share some similarities predate Poe’s stories, including Das Fräulein von Scuderi (1819) by E. T. A. Hoffmann and Zadig (1747) by Voltaire.

C. Auguste Dupin is a man in Paris who solves the…

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