The Mystery of Marie Roget

The Mystery of Marie Roget

by Edgar Allan Poe


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This book contains Edgar Allen Poe’s 1842 short story, “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt”. Starring the famous young detective C. Auguste Dupin, it is the tale of the unsolved murder of Marie Rogêt, a perfume shop employee who is found dead in the Seine River. Through his mastery of ratiocination and in spite of media sensationalism, Dupin determines that a boat must be located in order to track down the singular culprit. A tense and gripping story by the father of detective fiction, “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt” is highly recommended for lovers of genre, and is not to be missed by fans of Poe’s fantastic work. Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) was an American author, editor, poet, and critic. Most famous for his stories of mystery and horror, he was one of the first American short story writers, and is widely considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre. Many antiquarian books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

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ISBN-13: 9781389069345
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 01/09/2019
Pages: 66
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.

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