Publisher: Alia Editrice
Tre Misteri per Auguste Dupin
The Auguste Dupin Mysteries
In three short stories (The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt and The Purloined Letter), Poe invented the detective story, anticipating both the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the ensuing crime fiction genre.
Auguste Dupin, from a once-wealthy family, delights in solving mysteries, without carrying out complex field investigations but by masterfully applying the “deductive method” and rationally analyzing the information intrinsic to every clue. The protagonist applies his lucid intelligence to reading newspapers, conducting psychological analyses and comparing evidence, leading him each time to what is the only possible yet unexpected solution.