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of the threeThey were perfectly fine stories but as with any real genre setters they suffer because a century ofthe threeThey were perfectly fine stories but as with any real genre setters they suffer because a century of took the same ideas and tried to do them better And for the large part they succeededSo on I skipped to Wilkie Collins who let s be honest can do no wrong in my yes Also happening in the next few months Christie and Sayers Highsmith Chandler McBain Sjowall and Wahloo Mosley and if I can possibly wangle it Dirk Gently It s a funny old genre and I love it I decided to read Poe s Dupin stories after reading this The Bookshop on the Shore exchange between Watson and Sherlock Holmes in A Study in ScarletIt is simplenough as you Dance Real Slow explain it I said smiling You remind me of Edgar Allen Poe s Dupin I had no idea that such individuals didxist outside of storiesSherlock Holmes rose and lit his pipe No doubt you think that you are complimenting me in comparing me to Dupin he observed Now in my opinion Dupin was a very inferior fellow That trick of his of breaking in on his friends thoughts with an apropos remark after a uarter of an hour s silence is really very showy and superficial He had some analytical genius no doubt but he was by no means such a phenomenon as Poe appeared to imagineI c That is another of your odd notions said the Prefect who had a fashion of calling The Art of Memoir everything odd that was beyond his comprehension and thus lived amid an absolute legion of oddities As noted this was life preserver book bought for loose change and kept in my truck for just such an occasion Poe s Dupin stories are cerebral but not charming There is little here of atmosphere nor much banter Upon reflection there isn t much humanity at all on display These arexercises The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life examples of a methodology It isasy to see how compelling Dupin s improbable genius was to readers The allure continues to our own jaded days Note to self all days have been jaded Poe s Auguste Dupin is known as the first proper fictional detective in literary history and may I say only his being the first can justify his lengthy pedantic self satisfied harangues The middle story The Mystery of Marie Rog t is the weakest narratively speaking of the three though no doubt it makes for a wonderful ssay ither on state of the art methods of detection on language processing or on contemporary journalism While I ve certainly read ntertaining detective stories Dupin s are a one of a kind piece of work he may not be one of my favourites but if that of the favourites wasn t a somewhat xclusive category then they wouldn t be called favourites at all There are very few people with any knowledge of literature who have not heard of the character Sherlock Holmes Beloved by readers for over a centur. Centric named C Auguste Dupin Introducing to literature the concept of applying reason to solving crime these tales brought Poe fame and fortune Years later Dorothy Sayers would describe “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” as “almost a The mysteries themselves were well written the ndings unexpected However
I Didn T Care For This As An Audio Bookdidn t care for this as an audio book to a cup Sherlock and Watson Poriot and Hastings I didn t care for the narrator being referred to as friend there was no relationship which made the connections to ach story shallower The Victorians are currently reading these Poe mysteries to see how they influenced the detective genre and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s Sherlock Holmes in particular I thought it would be interesting to read along and find Out How The Genre how the genre and to see how much inspiration Doyle got from Poe I am no Sherlock scholar at all having only read The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes as of yet But boy Doyle succeeded where Poe failed Both detectives Poe s Dupin and Doyle s Sherlock are arrogant and sometimes condescending in their great wisdom but where Sherlock has an Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography eccentricity and original uirky charm that makes him likable despite his arrogance Dupin is just an annoying twat Listen to me talk for ages and ages and ages about howxtremely intelligent I am you little ignorant fool I am the master of observation and inference and you don t hold a candle to me Bla bla bla algebra and analysis bla bla bla the silly French police bla bla bla oh I am so clever bla bla bla is basically what I hear coming out of his mouth all the time It takes Dupin six pages to The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, explain something Sherlock wouldxplain in three sentences because he has to aggrandize himself along the way making sure that the reader is fed up with him by The End Of His end of his monologues But maybe it is just that the characters were not very well developed in Poe s mysteries both the narrator and Dupin are practically non ntities There is not that lovely interplay here that xists between Sherlock and Watson Most of the stories consist of newspaper readings and Dupin s monologues Dupin and the narrator are rarely at the scene of the crime or out investigating It seems as if Dupin has the solutions to the mysteries the minute he is told there is a mystery At least with Sherlock we get to follow him around watch him investigate deduct and infer which means that we as readers get to guess who the perpetrators can be Dupin cheats us of that by knowing verything immediatelyAlsoThe first mystery has a disappointingly asy solution the second one has no solution and the third one was way too implausible for me Disappointed MeYes Consider this a heads up there s going to be some classic detective literature lingering around my reading list for the next few months And you can t write a potted history of it without starting vaguely in the vicinity of C Auguste Dupin Actually you probably can t start it without the Arabian Nights don t worry I didn t But then I skipped forward to PoeWhen I sat down to read Rue Morgue I was all set to tick something off my list a book I should have read years ago but had never managed to Unfortunately I couldn t because it turns out that I have read it before after all I ve no mem. Includes “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt” and “The Purloined Letter” Between 1841 and 1844 Edgar Allan Poe invented the genre of detective fiction with three mesmerizing stories of a young French c. Exile and Pilgrim everybody I believe Poe really shows off his literary genius here and can take credit for creating thentire mystery genre This is of a mystery than a tale of horror and ven though C Auguste Dupin is intriguing he doesn t uite have the flair and style of Sherlock Holmes Still very good though I am reading through a collection of his short tales An inuiry will afford us amusement The Murders in the Rue Morgue is considered the first detective fiction story Poe s arly detective fiction tales featuring C Auguste Dupin laid the groundwork for future detectives in literature Sir Arthur Conan Doyle said Each of Poe s detective stories is a root from which a whole literature has developed Where was the detective story until Poe breathed the breath of life into it The character of Dupin became the prototype for many future fictional detectives including Arthur Conan Doyle s Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie s Hercule Poirot source WikipediaI read this story first in high school later in college I remember I didn t like it first but later I learned to appreciate it An unknown narrator tells how he met and befriended Monsieur C Auguste Dupin in Paris and how Dupin solved an Hannah Montana: The Movie extraordinary crime Truth is not always in a well In fact as regards the important 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 found The story is creepynough the writing style is ngaging What lse It s Poe and the solution is the triumph of the analytic mind Sherlock Holmes you re a selfish bastard Do you know why You ruined this story for me Damn you Sherlock No I m just kidding I think you re great really Sherlock It s only because of your greatness that this story was weak But I did
Want To Enjoy It I Suppose It S Not Yourto njoy it I suppose it s not your really your creator did take Poe s idea and make it much better You just came along for the ride Okay so let s get serious A lot of writers owe a lot to Edgar Allan Poe This work helped to define the detective story this may be so but other writers certainly made it better For me Poe is at his finest when he is ntrenched in the world of darkness. Omplete manual of detective theory and practice” Indeed Poe’s short mysteries inspired the creation of countless literary sleuths among them Sherlock Holmes Today the uniue Dupin stories still stand out as utterly ngrossing page turne.
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