How Has Edgar Allan Poe's Writing Influenced Detective Stories?

How has Edgar Allan Poe’s writing influenced detective stories? There have been many influential writers in the past but the one that stands out the most is Edgar Allan Poe. He has written many different pieces of literature ranging from love to murder. But in his murder stories there are many similar factors that emerge. It seems that for all of his murder and mystery type stories the killer always seems to find a way to give himself up. In a lot of his pieces, the police seem to perform very poor investigations but always seem to find out the truth through the killer being to cocky and pretty much giving himself up. In the story Murders of the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, two women were killed while occupying a fourth room of a house on Rue Morgue. In the story The Adventures of the Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the inspector, Sherlock Holmes, had to find out who killed a young women in her home. It was hard for him to find out who the killer was because there was no hard evidence that there was force involved.

He then was about to come to the conclusion that she died of a frightening disaster, but he decided to go se the victim’s sister who found her right before she died. She said that her sister’s last words were speckled band, which led him back to believe that the gypsies killed her. Then she told him that she heard a clanking noise, which she did not know where it came from, so this put him in a state of serious confusement. A little later he found Dr. Grimesby Roylott (the victims step father) dead in the corner of the same house. He then remembered that the doctor had brought some animals from India over to study from. The influence of these Poe stories on A. Conan Doyle was cardinal. Doyle himself publicly credits Poe; he modeled the Sherlock Holmes stories after Poe’s highly successfully formula for detective fiction in these three stories: a detective of razor-sharp intellect, a bumbling narrator & a short-sighted police inspector. In ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue,’ ‘The Mystery of Marie Roget,’ & ‘ The Purloined Letter,’ Poe stretches the possibilities of literature. Essential reading in the detective fiction genre. You can order a high-quality custom essay, term paper, research paper, thesis, dissertation, speech, book report or book review from our professional custom writing service. We have employed more than 700 highly qualified Ph.D. Master’s academic writers to provide students with professional academic writing help. Feel free to contact our company right now!

Thank you for your comments. It gives me great concern the parallels between the Left and different regimes of the past. I really can’t understand how socialism is so attractive to so many. Great hub as usual James. Tina Irene— Thank you so much. You asked a great question. I was referring to the casting off of Russian Orthodoxy by many people as they experimented with gnostic cults and mystics such as Rasputin. This was a part of the disintegration of the society. Beautiful and informative. How are you defining “mysticism”, used in the last sentence of the last paragraph under the sub-heading “Czar Nicholas”, if I may ask? GPAGE— I have not been to Russia. It is my first travel history without a first hand visit but, it was what I wanted to write about so there you go. You are welcome and I thank you for an enthusiastic response!

I’m sorry I haven’t been reading your work, or any work lately. I have been on a writing track. After I publish one more Hub tonight, I am taking some time off to catch up with the work of my favorite Hubbers, like you! GREAT information. THANKS JAMES! I have a lot of family history in Odessa. Steve Rensch— Thank you, sir! Always a pleasure to hear from you. DynamicS— I am glad to get back on your good side! Thank you for your gracious remarks. I appreciate you for them. Now this is a treasure! Thanks James for the lesson in Russian history. I have book marked this hub. Reading that yours are the comments of a history teacher made my day. And your comments are great—tragedy, sadness, fascination. I encourage everyone to read Satomko’s commentary in this thread because he fills in an important hole in my story.

It is difficult to edit a story this huge. As it is, 3424 words were required for this simple sketch. I will tell you a funny story. When I was young (and ever since) I was a voracious reader. When I was 13 and 14 I read the Encyclopaedia Brittanica. In High School my dad went to a parent-teacher conference and it so happened he had attended high school with my history teacher. — You are welcome. I thank you for the kudos. Thank you for coming by and leaving your comments. 4qb— Well, thank you. Your warm words please me greatly. I appreciate the complimentary comments. — I do see a multitude of ironies in the Russian story. It’s pretty wild over there. Putin, like Chavez and Castro—the darlings of the American Left—plans to rule for life. It seems odd to me, but apparently the Russian populace wants him to.