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The Purloined Letter
The Purloined Letter
by Edgar Allan Poe

The Purloined Letter Allusions & Cultural References

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.

Historical References

  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld (96)
  • La Bruy√®re (96)
  • Machiavelli (96)
  • Campanella (96)
  • Jacob Bryant (104)
  • Angelica Catalani (120)
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