Letterature di lingua inglese 2017-18






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EDGAR ALLAN POE 1809 -1849



Bow Street Runners

Eugène Francois Vidocq (1775 –1857), Mémoir (1828-9)

La Sûreté



Edgar Allan Poe print by artist Susan Breckenridge





Bow Street Runners

Eugène Francois Vidocq (1775 –1857), Mémoir (1828-9)

La Sûreté


Gentleman's Magazine 1838 > "The Diary of a Philadelphia Lawyer"

1839 Editor of the Gentleman's Magazine was Poe


1827 Tamerlane and Other Poems

1829 Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems

1831 Poems (Second Edition contains “To Helen”)

1833 “MS. Found in a Bottle”, published in Baltimore Saturday Visitor, 19 October

1935 “Hans Pfaal” (first modern science fiction story), published in Richmond’s Southern Literary Messenger


Gentleman's Magazine 1838 > "The Diary of a Philadelphia Lawyer"
Burton's Gentleman's Magazine
Graham's MagazineThe Broadway JournalAlexander’s Weekly Messenger, among other journals. 

1938 The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (novel)

1939 The Conchologist’s First Book (scientific textbook)

1840  Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (2 vols.) includes “The Fall of the House of Usher” 


Chevalier C. August Dupin:

1841 "The Murders of the Rue Morgue"

1842-43 "The Mystery of Marie Roger" [“The Pit and the Pendulum” + “The Masque of the Red Death” ]

1845 "The Purloined Letter"

1843: “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Gold Bug”, “The Black Cat”, "The Golden Bud" 1843

1844 “The Balloon Hoax” (satirical story) "You are the Man"

1845 "The Raven"  [tr. it https://www.rodoni.ch/busoni/poe/corvo.html] >> The Raven and Other Poems

1846 “The Cask of Amontillado”, The Philosophy of Composition (critical essay)

1848 Eureka (philosophical essay), Reads “The Poetic Principle” (critical essay), “The Bells” (poem)


Poems appear posthumously:
“The Bells”
“Annabel Lee”
“El Dorado”

The poetic principle, 1850

Racconti straordinari: Tales of the grotesque and arabesque (Racconti del grottesco e dell'arabesco, 1840) e Tales (Racconti, 1845).


"The Murder of the Rue Morgue" 1841
"The Mystery of Marie Roger" 1842-43 pdf
"The Purloined Letter" 1844 pdf


Audiolibro - I delitti della Rue Morgue

E.A. POE (Boston, 1809 – Baltimora, 1849), The Murders of the Rue Morgue, 1841 pdf --- pdf it



“He had never said as much before, and I must admit that his words gave me keen pleasure, for I had often been piqued by his indifference to my admiration and to the attempts which I had made to give publicity to his methods. I was proud, too, to think that I had so far mastered his system as to apply it in a way which earned his approval. “

“Then I was right.” “To that extent.” “But that was all.”

Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles


Richard Austin Freeman, Dr John Evelyn Thorndyke (1908-9) >> Dr Alfred Swaine Taylor

Arthur Benjamin Reeve (1880 - 1936) >> Professor Craig Kennedy (The American Sherlock Holmes) + Walter Jameson


Chesterton, Father Brown

Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White

Richard Austin, The Case of Oscar Brodski (John Evelyn Thorndyke (first series 1908-09))


Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories (1928), included in the Philo Vance investigates omnibus (1936).
by S.S. Van Dine (pseud. for Willard Huntington Wright)