Why is Edgar Allan Poe Known s the father of detective story?

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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

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