The Mystery of Marie Roget
This book contains Edgar Allan Poe’s 1842 short story, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt.
Starring the famous young detective C. Auguste Dupin, it is the tale of the unsolved murder of Marie Rogêt, a perfume shop employee who is found dead in the Seine River. Through his mastery of ratiocination and in spite of media sensationalism, Dupin determines that a boat must be located in order to track down the singular culprit. A tense and gripping story by the father of detective fiction, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt is highly recommended for lovers of genre, and is not to be missed by fans of Poe’s fantastic work.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) was an American author, editor, poet, and critic. Most famous for his stories of mystery and horror, he was one of the first American short story writers, and is widely considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre.
We are republishing this vintage text, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt, in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
Extract from Edgar Allan Poe’s The Mystery of Marie Rogêt:
“The extraordinary details which I am now called upon to make public, will be found to form, as regards sequence of time, the primary branch of a series of scarcely intelligible coincidences, whose secondary or concluding branch will be recognized by all readers in the late murder of Mary Cecila Rogers, at New York.
When, in an article entitled “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” I endeavored, about a year ago, to depict some very remarkable features in the mental character of my friend, the Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, it did not occur to me that I should ever resume the subject. This depicting of character constituted my design; and this design was thoroughly fulfilled in the wild train of circumstances brought to instance Dupin’s idiosyncrasy. I might have adduced other examples, but I should have proven no more. Late events, however, in their surprising development, have startled me into some farther details, which will carry with them the air of extorted confession. Hearing what I have lately heard, it would be indeed strange should I remain silent in regard to what I both heard and saw so long ago.”
Here, at edgarallanpoe.co.uk, you can find the best of this fantastic author’s novels, short stories, essays, and poems.
Through republishing works such as ‘The Mystery of Marie Rogêt’, it is hoped that the writing of this author of mystery and the macabre, can continue to delight – almost two centuries after its initial publication.