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El misterio de Marie Roget/The mistery of Marie Roget

by Edgar Allan Poe

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Es la segunda narración en la que aparece el detective Auguste Dupin. Está basado en la tragedia real de Mary Cecilia Rogers sucedida en Nueva York. En el relato, la asesinada cambia su nombre al de Marie Rogêt y Poe convierte Nueva York en París. Mary Rogers era una atractiva vendedora de cigarrillos y su crimen nunca fue resuelto del todo; en el caso de Marie Rogêt, el personaje "ficticio", se sugiere que el asesino era un marinero desechándose asimismo la especulación de la policía respecto de que Marie fuera víctima de una pandilla; sin embargo, el mismo Poe evita anunciar que acaso haya resuelto el caso de la vida real aunque algunos contemporáneos suyos vieron en el relato precisamente ello, un intento de mayor notoriedad por parte del escritor norteamericano al buscar dar solución al crímen de Mary Rogers. Poe's detective character C. Auguste Dupin and his sidekick the unnamed narrator undertake the unsolved murder of Marie Rogêt in Paris. The body of Rogêt, a perfume shop employee, is found in the Seine River and the press takes a keen interest in the mystery. Dupin remarks that the newspapers "create a sensation ... [rather] than to further the cause of truth". Even so, he uses the newspaper reports to get into the mind of the murderer. Dupin uses his skills of ratiocination to determine that a single murderer was involved who dragged her by the cloth belt around her waist before dumping her body off a boat into the river. Finding the boat, Dupin suggests, will lead the police to the murderer.

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Publisher:
Edgar Allan Poe
Publication Date:
2015

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El misterio de Marie Roget/The mistery of Marie Roget
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