Can someone tell me why poe was the father of the detective story, but more then he was the first one to write one. : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Please someone explain this to me! i have this stupid research paper to do , and every site i have been to has told me that he is the father because he wrote the first story.... so does anyone else know why? please help thanx

-- Anonymous, April 01, 2003


What part of the explanation that he wrote the first modern detective story (and is therefore the father of that genre) strikes you as confusing? A male originator of something is usually referred to as the "father" of it, just as a female originator is usually referred to as the "mother" of it.

-- Anonymous, April 06, 2003

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