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The Dupin Trilogy

Edgar Allan Poe

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• This EBook is illustrated with artwork by various artists of the 1800s and early 1900s.The stories collected in The Dupin Trilogy are what Poe called “tales of ratiocination.” In fact, the word “detective” was not yet part of the language at theMore• This EBook is illustrated with artwork by various artists of the 1800s and early 1900s.The stories collected in The Dupin Trilogy are what Poe called “tales of ratiocination.” In fact, the word “detective” was not yet part of the language at the time, and there was no term for describing C. Auguste Dupin, the fictional character who solved mysteries thanks to his preternatural analytical faculties.With The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt, and The Purloined Letter, Poe introduced a protagonist that will be the model for many detectives to come—most famously, Sherlock Holmes, to name just one.But it is not only the main characters to serve as model for the future, as Poe also introduced in these stories the companion narrator and the confused law-enforcement official. Still other elements of what would become classic mystery/detection stories appear here first: a violent crime taking place in an apparently locked room, a wronged suspect, the confession, and the clever solution.Although these stories were very popular, Poe never wrote any other “tale of ratiocination” featuring Dupin.