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  1. 1. Subject : American Literature Roll No : 12 Prepared by : Krupali K Lewade ( •Submitted to : SMT. S.B.GARDI DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH (MKBU)
  2. 2. Meaning of Detective & Detective story. Characteristic of Detective story. Edgar Allen Poe as father of Detective story. Purloined Letter as a Detective story.
  3. 3. Detective & Detective stories Detective :- A person, especially a police officer , Whose occupation is to investigate & solve the crime. Detective story, type of popular literature in which crime is introduced and investigate.
  4. 4. A Detective must be Memorable. A crime must be significant. A criminal must be worthy opponent. All suspects must available. All clues must be available. Solution must be logical.
  5. 5. Edgar Allen Poe as Father of Detective Story • Poe is considered as inventor of the ‘Detective Fiction’. • Detective story must play fair. • In just three stories he created amateur detective.
  6. 6. The Murders In The Rue Morgue The Mystery of Marie Roget Purloined Letter
  7. 7. As Detective Story
  8. 8. C.Auguste Dupin G.Monsieur The Narrator Minister D Royal Lady
  9. 9. The Title of the story suggest that it is about Letter. Letter belong to an unnamed female. Letter contents are being used by Minister -D to blackmail the women. Prefect is still searching for the Letter. He offers Dupin 50,000 Fances for Letter. Dupin produced Letter.
  10. 10. Dupin explains that Minister-D knew that police detective would have assumed that the Blackmailer would have concealed the letter in elaborate hiding place. Letter was hide in plain sight. This shows quality of Detective.