The Purloined Letter/Murders in Rue Morgue

The Purloined Letter Murders in Rue Morgue Do your students enjoy a good laugh Do they like to be scared Or do they just like a book with a happy ending No matter what their taste our Creative Short Stories series has the answer We ve taken s

  • Title: The Purloined Letter/Murders in Rue Morgue
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe Rick Schreiter
  • ISBN: 9780531010785
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Do your students enjoy a good laugh Do they like to be scared Or do they just like a book with a happy ending No matter what their taste, our Creative Short Stories series has the answer.We ve taken some of the world s best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve Each book in the series hasDo your students enjoy a good laugh Do they like to be scared Or do they just like a book with a happy ending No matter what their taste, our Creative Short Stories series has the answer.We ve taken some of the world s best stories from dark, musty anthologies and brought them into the light, giving them the individual attention they deserve Each book in the series has been designed with today s young reader in mind As the words come to life, students will develop a lasting appreciation for great literature.The humor of Mark Twaine suspense of Edgar Allan Poee danger of Jack Londone sensitivity of Katherine Mansfield Creative Short Stories has it all and will prove to be a welcome addition to any library.

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    1. These are classics of the genre. The first classics of the genre. Published in 1841, Murders in the Rue Morgue put on the foundations of the Detective genre. Rereading it made me aware of the whole Holmes vibe and I started to think about Doyle getting "inspired" and how writers, artists in our times are very much restraint in the ridiculous length of the copyright promoted by multinational corporations. But I digress. These and the Mary Roget story are a must read for any detective stories love [...]

    2. Les personnages principaux rappellent sans faute le tandem Sherlock et Watson. Si vous êtes un féru du genre vous apprécierez forcément l'énigme et le suspens dans lequel Edgar Poe fait baigner ses histoires.

    3. A interesting short story of the detective genre from the master of the macabre where a missing letter must be recovered, lest it compromise the French Queen. This one is surprising light on the macabre, though. The French police are unable to find the letter even after a thorough search of the suspect’s ministerial hotel. The letter is eventually secured and the balance of the story is spent revealing how the character Dupin was able to solve the mystery.I especially enjoyed the aspects of th [...]

    4. The protagonist drones on a bit too much for this to be awesome; it was also a bit predictable. I get the feeling that when this was written it wasn't very expected at all. For real fun and to be better informed read this as if the protagonist is a window to Poe's writing and he is explaining his art form to the reader. It's pretty awesome.

    5. Poe was in many respects the first foot in the door with Horror, the detective story, and science fiction, and he ended up dying in the gutter. I could blame the absinthe, but in many areas of art it would seem the guy who's blazing the trail is the first to get taken out by the Indians.

    6. I haven't needed to reread them, because these stories burned themselves into my brain when I read them at twelve. Maybe they don't hold up well, but they way I recall them, they're perfect and brilliant.

    7. clever and smart. This is a work of art. This detective will teach the reader a few things in this book and the outcome of these two stories will be a little weird and totally unexpected.

    8. Poe at his best - there is nothing better than to read mystery and detective stories on cold winter nights and Poe is always a pleasure to re-read.

    9. Dupin's detective method is surprisingly accurate - hard to believe he possesses such grand insights, but in fiction, I suppose anything can happen.

    10. This edition is the 2 books together. I have reviewed them both separately elsewhere.They were good mysteries, but I honestly preferred Poe's horror stories!!!

    11. Didn't know Poe wrote detective stories. Really enjoyed these - quite different from his dark and morbid Tell Tale Heart and The Black Cat!

    12. Altho Poe died penniless, he was the first to write in the mystery, horror and sci-fi genres. Highly recommended.

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