Der entwendete Brief

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Krimis & Thriller

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Der entwendete Brief Edgar Allan Poe - Die Hauptperson ist Auguste Dupin, wie bereits in "Der Doppelmord in der Rue Morgue". Die Geschichte wird aus der Ich-Perspektive einer seiner Freunde erzählt. Dupin wird vom Pariser Polizeipräfekten gebeten, ihm bei der Suche nach einem Brief behilflich zu sein. Besagter Brief wurde einer adligen Dame in erpresserischer Absicht gestohlen. Der Täter ist zwar bekannt, trotzdem kann er nicht verhaftet werden, da eine Veröffentlichung oder Vernichtung des Dokuments fatale Folgen haben würde

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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 writers oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews. He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as Americas first great literary critic and theoretician. Poes reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.Just as the bizarre characters in Poes stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself. He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles. This is the Poe of legend. But much of what we know about Poe is wrong, the product of a biography written by one of his enemies in an attempt to defame the authors name.The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, 1809. Edgar was the second of three children. His other brother William Henry Leonard Poe would also become a poet before his early death, and Poes sister Rosalie Poe would grow up to teach penmanship at a Richmond girls school. Within three years of Poes birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia while Poes siblings went to live with other families. Mr. Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron. Early poetic verses found written in a young Poes handwriting on the backs of Allans ledger sheets reveal how little interest Poe had in the tobacco business.

Produkt Details

Verlag: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks

Genre: Krimis & Thriller

Sprache: German

Umfang: 77 Seiten

Größe: 615,0 KB

ISBN: 9783985940097