The Murders in the Rue Morgue

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9781442184169: The Murders in the Rue Morgue

"...A search was made in the chimney, and (horrible to relate!) the corpse of the daughter, head downward, was dragged therefrom. Upon examining it, many excoriations were perceived, no doubt occasioned by the violence with which it had been thrust up and disengaged. Upon the face were many severe scratches, and, upon the throat, dark bruises, and deep indentations of finger nails, as if the deceased had been throttled to death. "After a thorough investigation of every portion of the house, without farther discovery, the party made its way into a small paved yard in the rear of the building, where lay the corpse of the old lady, with her throat so entirely cut that, upon an attempt to raise her, the head fell off. The body, as well as the head, was fearfully mutilated - the former so much so as scarcely to retain any semblance of humanity. "To this horrible mystery there is not as yet, we believe, the slightest clue."

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents were both actors, and he was their middle child. After the death of his mother, he was raised by the Allan family, hence his secondary surname. He attended grammar school in England and Scotland, and did not succeed in finishing college. From 1827 to 1829 he served in the U.S. Army, and he was kicked out of the Military Academy at West Point after being court-martialed. His first book, a collection of poems was published in 1827, and he soon after became one of the few American authors to attempt to live by writing alone. In 1835 he married his thirteen-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm, and he was devastated by her death twelve years later; he took to heavy drinking, and his behavior became increasingly erratic. On October 3rd, 1849, Poe was discovered "in great distress" outside a tavern in Baltimore, Maryland, and died four days later of what was then called "cerebral inflammation." The precise cause of his death remains disputed.

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Edgar Allan Poe
Editorial: CreateSpace (2009)
ISBN 10: 1442184167 ISBN 13: 9781442184169
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