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The Mystery of Marie Rogêt

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Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,429 / 58 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 4,744
Added to site: 2009.03.18
mnybks.net#: 23723

A sequel to "The Murders in the Rue Morgue."

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s were arrested and discharged. St. Eustache fell especially under suspicion; and he failed, at first, to give an intelligible account of his whereabouts during the Sunday on which Marie left home. Subsequently, however, he submitted to Monsieur G----, affidavits, accounting satisfactorily for every hour of the day in question. As time passed and no discovery ensued, a thousand contradictory rumors were circulated, and journalists busied themselves in suggestions. Among these, the one which attracted the most notice, was the idea that Marie Rogêt still lived - that the corpse found in the Seine was that of some other unfortunate. It will be proper that I submit to the reader some passages which embody the suggestion alluded to. These passages are literal translations from L'Etoile, {*10} a paper conducted, in general, with much ability.

"Mademoiselle Rogêt left her mother's house on Sunday morning, June the twenty-second, 18--, with the ostensible purpose of going to see her aunt, or some o

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2009.06.14
R Stephan
****.

Tedious but thorough analysis of a crime, the size of a novelette. At the end we get to know that what was described happened in reality. If you like such dry postmortems, and indeed I learned some forensics reading it, then this is just for you.


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