a movement of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that marked the reaction in literature, philosophy, art, religion, and politics from the neoclassicism and formal orthodoxy of the preceding period Holmon, C. H., and William Harmon. “Definitions of Romanticism.” Virginia Commonwealth University. VCU, n.d. Web. 2 Oct. 2014.
a. third of Poe's detective stories b. published in 1845 c. made Poe $12
Pryor, Megan. “The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allen Poe: Summary, Characters & Analysis.” Education Portal. Education Portal, n.d. Web. 2 Oct. 2014.
a. The main detective
b. the Prefect of Police in Paris
c. The prime suspect
d. Dupin's friend, who is telling the story
e. it was her letter that was stolen. the letter has compromising information, and she really needs it back.
f. has no idea about the letter, and the owner of the letter intends to keep it that way.
“The Purloined Letter.” Cummings Study Guide. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Oct. 2014.
verb (used with object)
to take dishonestly; steal; filch; pilfer. verb (used without object)
to commit theft; steal.
“Purloined.” Dictionary.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Oct. 2014.
The setting is in Paris. This helps give the story a sense of involving the glamorous royal people. Although this was written in the 1800’s, the noble families were still widely followed. The scandal adds a sense of excitement that a person whose move is always followed would have anything that could be used as blackmail.
Poe, Edgar A. The Purloined Letter. N.p.: n.p., 1845. Web. 1 Oct. 2014.
Suspense (1949): “The Purloined Letter”. Prod. Robert Stevens. YouTube, 1952. Web. 2 Oct. 2014
Dupin is a clever man. G-, however, is not. While G- thinks that Minister D- would hide the letter under a pillowcase, Dupin knows that the Minister is much smarter than that. Dupin knows that the letter would have been hidden in plain sight.
Poe, Edgar A. The Purloined Letter. N.p.: n.p., 1845. Web. 1 Oct. 2014
Dupin also appears in The Murders in the Rue Morgue
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one could conclude that the title could be “The Stolen Letter”, however this goes back to the Puritain writing with the Ye Olde English vernacular