english lit_2204 - Between 1841 and 1843 Edgar Allan Poe...

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Between 1841 and 1843 Edgar Allan Poe invented the modern genre with three stories featuring the analytic detachment of C. Auguste Dupin, ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’, ‘The Mystery of Marie Rôget’ and ‘The Purloined Letter’, tales written as Poe’s conscious exercise in controlling his own dangerously disordered emotions at the time. Although ‘Marie Rôget’ was based on an actual New York crime, he distanced the D  63 stories by setting them in Paris, and created the six-point formula that was to provide a typical basis for the detective genre: the introduction of the detective; the crime and clues;

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