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The Murders in the Rue Morgue

The Murders in the Rue Morgue

by Edgar Allan Poe

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

  • Dr. John Pringle Nichol, astronomer (21)
  • François Vidocq, detective (52)
  • Georges Cuvier, zoologist and paleontologist (91, 93)

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