Edgar Allan Poe and the Dupin Mysteries

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Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 15, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 272 pages
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Employing the methods of Poe’s own detective, Edgar Allan Poe and the Dupin Mysteries offers new and surprising discoveries about Poe’s stories “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Mystery of Marie Rogęt,” and “The Purloined Letter.” Kopley sheds light on the beginnings of the modern detective tale and anchors Poe to his rightful place within the genre. Offering archival study and biographical analysis, as well as a reprint of the three stories, this book is an insightful and useful guide for students and experts alike.

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Contents

Formal Considerations of the Dupin Tales
7
The Mystery of Marie Roget
45
The Purloined Letter
65
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Richard Kopley is Distinguished Professor of English at Penn State, DuBois. He is the author of The Threads of The Scarlet Letter and the editor of Poe’s Pym: Critical Explorations, Prospects for the Study of American Literature, and Poe’s The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym. Kopley is the former president and an honorary member of the Poe Studies Association and president-elect of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society.

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