The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe

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The Purloined Letter Read Online Free - The Purloined Letter" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. It is the third of his three detective stories featuring the fictional C. Auguste Dupin, the other two being "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt". These stories are considered to be important early forerunners of the modern detective story. It first appeared in The Gift for 1845 (1844) and was soon reprinted in numerous journals and newspapers

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ISBN : 0886820618
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Library Binding
Number of Pages : 48 pages


James rated it ★★★☆☆

September 21, 2017

Book Review 3+ of 5 stars to The Purloined Letter, a short story written in 1844, by Edgar Allan Poe. One of the most interesting facts about this story is that it involves Poe's detective Dupin, who also appears in The Murders in the Rue Morgue. Unlike the Rue Morgue, this mystery contains no...

Sanjay rated it ★★★★☆

November 10, 2015

"Perhaps it is the very simplicity of the thing which puts you at fault." My first Dupin-tale by Poe; and it was impressive! I enjoyed every bit of it. Very Engrossing. Explanations given by Dupin at the end of the story are epic and quenches all the thirst inside you. I can guess now why Sherlock...

Mohammed rated it ★★★★☆

July 01, 2017

القصة الثالثة، والأخيرة للأسف، لأول مخبر في التاريخ هي لعبة ذكاء، وتحدي وسياسة..وانتقام..ورسالة مسروقة مخفية ببراعة هنا تظهر العلاقة المعقدة بين دوبين والشرطي ج الذي يطلب منه خدمه معرفة مكان رسالة مهمة، سرقها وزير من شخصية سياسية مهمة للغاية هنا تظهر فيها طبيعة مرحة لسي أوجست دوبين، بل ولمحه من ماضي...

Fabian rated it ★★★☆☆

May 09, 2017

Making even the solitary molecules, or paired, frightened to the zenith so that they react in a chaotic demeanor, disrupting, terrible in elegance of expression and the redundancy of repression-- it's far too much for me, the mere proletariat with a reader's proclivity, to possibly endorse in the...

Fernando rated it ★★★★★

December 15, 2016

La Carta Robada es un cuento policial (género literario creado por Poe 46 años antes que el Sherlock de Conan Doyle) en el que el inefable detective Auguste C. Dupin (es contratado para descubrir su robo por un departamento de Policía ineficiente y es el mismo Dupin que los hace quedar como compl...

Exina rated it ★★★★★

August 03, 2015

The Purloined Letter has been always one of my favorites. Without anything bloody or spooky, it is mysterious and entertaining. Monsieur G—, the prefect of the Paris police arrives to Monsieur Dupin and asks for his help in a case he has made no progress so far. Dupin suggests him to continue to...

K.D. rated it ★★★☆☆

October 29, 2012

The Purloined Letter is a clean departure from my initial expectation of Edgar Allan Poe's works. I thought that all of his works were macabre and grotesque. This one is similar to the short stories of Sherlock Holmes. I have read the whole SH canon and I thought that there were so many similarit...

Bonnie rated it ★★★★☆

November 14, 2015

"Perhaps it is the very simplicity of the thing which puts you at fault." Compared to the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, this was one I knew I couldn't possibly miss. I could see some similarities, but naturally, Sherlock was sorely missed. In his place, Poe's writing was an adequate replacement. Th...

Mia (Parentheses Enthusiast) rated it ★★★☆☆

October 14, 2015

Eh. Not my favourite of Poe's works by far, but I do respect it as a departure from his typical style and subject matter. The real reason I didn't like this is because it's almost entirely dialogue, and for a story that could have been interesting, 95% of it is spent rambling on about algebra and...

This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For rated it ★★★★☆

February 19, 2010

The best of Poe's Dupin mysteries, The Purloined Letter is both the shortest and the most clever in execution. There's not much that can be said about it without spoiling the story, but it focuses on how we tend to miss the obvious.

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