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The Purloined Letter

The Purloined Letter


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.

Historical References

  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld (96)
  • La Bruyère (96)
  • Machiavelli (96)
  • Campanella (96)
  • Jacob Bryant (104)
  • Angelica Catalani (120)

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