Edgar Allan Poe and the Dupin Mysteries

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Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 15, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 262 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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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.  He is also co-editor of the second volume of Prospects, as well as of the annual Resources for American Literary Study.  Kopley is former president and honorary member of the Poe Studies Association and former president of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society.

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