First published in a 1844 literary annual The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1845, The Purloined Letter is the third and final story that features Poe's detective, C. Auguste Dupin. In it, Dupin is approached by the prefect of the police to help with a case that involves a stolen letter containing compromising information.
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Edgar Allan Poe (Author)
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is an American author of short stories, poetry, and literary criticism and theory. Famous for his tales of mystery and horror, he was one of the earliest masters of the short story and is widely considered to be the fat...