who was poes detective

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just need to know who poe's detective was, thanks jon.

-- Anonymous, February 22, 2002


Auguste Dupin, French detective who figures in the tales "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" "The Purloined Letter" "The Gold-Bug" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget". He is the archetype of a host of private detectives to come. In a movie about Poe(Joseph Cotton) the writer uses his detective's name.

-- Anonymous, February 22, 2002

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