It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analyticI was pleasantly surprised with this short story The writing style was engaging and plot was fast paced I was consumed by the story without forming any connection with the narrator nor other characters, which personalities were almost non existent, truth be told The main strength is the plot, of course, with it s suspense keeping the reader on his toes This was the story about a puzzling double murder of Madame L Espanaye and her daughter in the Rue Morgue Mr Dupin solved the mystery merely by analyzing the facts from his armchair The mystery contained inexplicable facts like how the murder was committed in a closed room Mr Dupin used his observation to solve a murder case that even the police considered a lost cause A murder was committed on the fourth floor, with the windows closed from the inside and the chimney was too narrow for even a cat to get through The murderer turned out to be someone who the reader would never have guessed The question is how did the murderer escapeThe sight of blood turned its anger into frenzy and it jumped on the body of the girlMr Po was way ahead of his time The descriptions of committed violence were graphic and detailed He did an excellent job in building tension and leading reader from wrong to right way The story kept me on my toes from first to last page The writing style is dynamic and vivid, and that helped a lot to my overall impression Description of the story is stimulating and bloody There s a lot of suspense due to the lack of motive for the murders as well as the strange evidence and witness reports You won t like the ending, I was a bit disappointed myself I would like itif there was some bigger factor of human interest storyIn this kind of investigation we should not ask the question what has happened but what has happened that has never happened beforeI wish there wasinner thoughts of Mr DupinTruth is not always in a well In fact, as regards theimportant knowledge, I do believe that she is invariably superficial The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain tops where she is foundBeautiful. Known as the first modern detective story, Edgar Allan Poe s The Murders in the Rue Morgue is a quick but fascinating read What makes it interesting is that it is as much about Poe s detective, Dupin, and the workings of his mind as it is about the murders Dupin s attitude solving the gruesome murders as a form of amusement both draws us in and repels us I haven t read much from Poe for some time, but his work is definitely worth revisiting 3.75 stars. Un Caso All Apparenza Irrisolvibile Scuote Parigi Due Donne, Madre E Figlia, Sono State Brutalmente Assassinate Nella Loro Casa Brutalmente Sgozzata Una, Infilata A Forza Su Per Il Camino L Altra, La Casa Appare Sigillata Dall Interno Contando Sulle Sue Capacit Analitiche, L Investigatore Auguste Dupin Tenter Di Risolvere Questo Misterioso Rompicapo La Riscoperta Di Uno Dei Pi Famosi Racconti Del Padre Della Narrativa Di Investigazione Tratto Da Racconti Pubblicato Da Feltrinelli Book ReviewEdgar Allan Poe was a brilliant author, who died too early I can only imagine what his macabre mind would have dreamed had he not perished In The Murders in the Rue Morgue, a short story first published in 1841, Poe introduces a detective character, C Auguste Dupin, who will show up in a few later stories Many future writers, Dame Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were influenced by this work in particular It s quite possible the father of the detective story A gory, macabre story, it s not nearly as graphic as the things we read today, but it will still send the shivers up your spine The most famous part of this work is how readers never suspect the culprit, given how well done the story is It s a quick read, worth any mystery fan s attention and a good sampling of the early genre for those interested in giving it a chanceAbout MeFor those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creators polldaddy poll 9729544 polldaddy poll 9719251 This story has somewhat less emotional intensity than Poe s gothic horrors such as The Pit and the Pendulum and The Tell Tale Heart Yet that s perfectly appropriate, since this is a very different kind of story In some ways it s the antithesis of the gothic, because here it is reason, not emotion, that s ascendant, that s the star of the show, so to speak The trick for Poe is how to make it interesting nonetheless He solves this conundrum by basically inventing the genre of detective fiction Auguste Dupin is the progenitor of everyone from Sherlock Holmes to Hercule Poirot, using the same techniques of logic and deduction to solve a gruesome double murder Dupin isn t as fully formed as Holmes or Poirot, and the story lacks some of the suspense building elements of those later stories, but Poe continues to amaze me in this wonderful tale. I think this is one of the most brilliant detective stories ever written Two ladies mother and daughter L Espanaye are murdered in a house in Rue Morgue Paris But who did it French Police arrests a suspect but did he really commit those heinous crimes An independent gentleman named Dupin starts his investigations and draws stunning clues Observation, facts and the combination of everything is his strength he reminds me on a leaner version of Sherlock Holmes Can he solve the horrible mystery What are his exact methods The story is an absolute pageturner and intriguing from beginning to end A perfect murder mystery Absolutely recommended, a classic not to be missed Es a trav s de este cuento, El Misterio de Mar a Roget y La Carta Robada lean el ensayo de Deleuze al respecto , y a partir de Auguste C Dupin, que Edgar Allan Poe invent el g nero policial 46 a os antes que el Sherlock de Conan Doyle.No hace falta hacer spoiler, pero diganme no es uno de los asesinos m s inveros miles de la historia de la literatura Por qu creen que Poe era tan nico Por genialidades como esta Poe s story has one of the first detective in literature M Dupin looks at the situation, follows the clues, and comes up with the true murderer Today, detectives supported their suppositions with fingerprints, DNA, and complicated lab procedures It was interesting to see the murder solved by deduction. 2.5 A bit dry and moderately interesting I definitely prefer Sherlock Still, I gave it 3 stars for its historic value It was probably the first detective story. In these first five stories about Poe s detective Auguste Dupin, he establishes many of the traditions or motifs we know from classic detective fiction The eccentric but brilliant detective who solves the mystery merely by analysing the facts from his armchair, the mystery of how a murder was committed in a closed room, laying a false trail with false clues or red herrings for the reader to follow are just three of his original tropes, which are now so familiar that they are almost cliches On its publication, the first story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, written in 1841, was highly praised for its inventiveness and new style of storytelling A murder was committed on the fourth floor, the windows were closed from the inside, the chimney was too narrow for even a cat to get through, so how did the murderer escape Such a clever conundrum had never before been presented to readers, implicitly inviting them to solve the mystery Interestingly, Poe also establishes the convention of the bumbling policeman , who is outwitted by Dupin, in this story However Poe is sometimes criticised for the twist ending, which nobody could reasonably be expected to imagine The ending of this story is a metaphor for brains against brawn Perhaps Poe preferred to sacrifice the burgeoning rationality and method of analysis by his character Dupin, in order to make this metaphorexplicit, to make the reader aware that the intellect will always win over violence The second story The Mystery of Marie Roget is a lesser story about Dupin It is subtitled as its sequel, but is a bit of a disappointment after the brilliant conception ofThe Murders in the Rue Morgue Poe described his third story, The Purloined Letter, written in 1844, asperhaps the best of my tales of ratiocination In other words he was deliberately inventing a detective who used his powers of reasoning, who made conscious deliberate inferences in order to arrive at valid and rational conclusions Dupin also recognises the importance of reading and the written word as evidence By such descriptions in the narrative, the reader can follow Dupin s thoughts and reasoning and reach the conclusion for themselves The answers to the mysteries are all there, but only a clever person can see them.The Gold Bug is yet another fascinating departure an extremely readable story about the Secret Service involving the use of cyphers.In the fifth story Thou Art the Man red herrings abound, and the guilty party is perhaps the most least likely suspect This is yet another literary device which is well used and popular in contemporary mystery fiction.It is worth remembering that the word detective did not exist at the time when Poe wrote The Murders in the Rue Morgue He established the prototype of Dupin even before Arthur Conan Doyle s Sherlock Holmes It is easy to criticise a work in retrospect, but these early stories paved the way for a genre which is one of the most popular even today.
The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of
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