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    Reviewing the classics: The Murders in the Rue Morgue

    Author: Edgar Allan Poe Published in: 1841(original publish) In this series, we are looking at some of the most beloved classic novels in the world. The first in this series is “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” by celebrated American author Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe is known to the world for his dark, gothic, macabre tales. He can also be credited as the creator of the detective fiction genre. The Murders in the Rue Morgue was probably the first ever detective fiction and paved way for Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot(s) of the world. The detective of the story, Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin exhibits all the archetypes of such…