When Poe invented the detective story, he changed the literary world forever.
“A gruesome double-murder has taken place in a home along the Rue Morgue (a fictional street in Paris). Several witnesses confirm having heard several voices, but no one can agree on what language one of the speakers may have been using. Several clues linger about, each more baffling than the next. The police are stumped. But C. Auguste Dupin, a chevalier and rare book aficionado, solves the mystery at home after reading the details in the paper, becoming literature’s first bona fide detective character and starting a genre revolution.” | learn more