Why is Edgar Allan Poe Known s the father of detective story?greenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
Hello anyone!!!!! I was wondering if some could explain to me why Edgar Allan Poe is Known as the Father of the detective story?
-- Anonymous, January 10, 2001
Short stories such as "Gold Bug" and "The Purloined Letter" introduced the concept of a protagonist who deduces the answer to a complex problem as the story unfolds. Poe's works predated those of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote the Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
-- Anonymous, January 13, 2001