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El misterio de Marie Rogêt (C. Auguste Dupin #2)

3.15 of 5 stars 3.15  ·  rating details  ·  702 ratings  ·  55 reviews
"The Mystery of Marie Rogêt", often subtitled A Sequel to "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe written in 1842. This is the first murder mystery based on the details of a real crime. It first appeared in Snowden's Ladies' Companion in three installments, November and December 1842 and February 1843.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Edaf S.A. (first published 1842)
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Carmo Santos
O Mistério de Maria Roget foi inspirado num caso real que a policia não havia conseguido desvendar. E. A. Poe escreveu uma história paralela e mais tarde a policia encarregada do caso, chegou às mesmas conclusões que o autor apresentou no livro.
Não posso dizer que a leitura tenha sido muito entusiasmante. A narrativa nem sempre é fácil e o raciocínio policial, longo e complexo, cheio de fraseologia medico-legal, torna os extensos monólogos cansativos. O detetive Dupin faz a análise do crime a pa
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Stacy
This is the second in the Auguste Dupin detective series by Poe that I am going through and sadly less well written than the original. Though the mystery follows a real life murder mystery in the U.S. that Poe has mirrored and placed in France, it sadly falls flat in writing style. I will say that like Arthur Conan Doyle, Poe seems to have shown an interest in solving real life crimes in his personal time and this story was his offer of a solution which gives some very good arguments. Unfortunat ...more
Liz* Fashionably Late


The Murders in the Rue Morgue was challenging. The Mystery of Marie Roget was tedious and endless.
Natalie


Oh. My. Gosh. Seriously. For reals? Did I actually really just read that? Can anyone think this is a good book? The first part was slightly interesting, but then it just got worse and worse and worse. Every second was like:



Let me give you an example:

"If, the feet of Marie being small, those of the corpse were also small, the increase of probability that the body was that of Marie would not be an increase in a ratio merely arthimetical, but in one highly geometrical, or accumulative."

There is li
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Sprout
A story about a dragged dead body that feels like you're dragging a dead body. Based on the news report, the narrator speculates his opinions without leading anywhere. The end.
Adam Sprague
The story itself is almost non-existent. There is some speculation, a body in the river and page after page describing possible clues. The ending of the story is not rewarding in the slightest and overall the story reads like a police report versus a story. The characters are practically vacant.

Michael
Okay, I don't really know how to rate this. It was a completely different experience from The Murders in the Rue Morgue because Dupin basically decided to not let the narrator speak and just talked endlessly about his deductions without even pausing for a trip to the loo. It was almost unreadable. And then when it gets to the very end, suddenly the editors decided not to leave the part in where he solves it, "for reasons which we shall not specify". WTF??

They did include his epilogue, but as a f
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Amy
So. Boring. There are only two good things about this short story that are worth mentioning. First of all, because of this story Mary Rogers, who was brutally murdered in 1841, has been immortalized. Chances are, without Poe's interest in the case of her murder, and his subsequent writing of this story, Mary Rogers would have been a murdered woman lost to history. So there's that.

The second good thing that came out of this short story is
The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, an
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Chris
While it started out interesting, about 1/3 of the way through it got tedious, as it became clear that the entire story was just going to be a discussion between Dupin and the narrator. Even more frustrating, there's no real conclusion as you would hope to have in a mystery.

That said, since this is considered to be the first "true crime" story it is pretty cool. In my opinion the fact that the real life New York City murder was unsolved (and still is) didn't have to necessitate that Poe not end
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Alicia
I hate giving Poe 2 stars, but I didn't care too much for this story. I was so confused and bored by all the details given that at the end of the story I had no idea "who did it". Apparently, based on another review I read, the whole point of the story was just to show how similar the crime against Marie Roget was to another crime, then nothing was really done about it.
M. Ashraf
This was a very long analysis :/ :/ :/ as a sequel - the 2nd one from Dupin Series - I can't compare it to the first one, The Murders in Rue Morgue was amazing and very very interesting except for the ending :/ but this got nothing not the story nor the ending I didn't like :/ but I will finish the series and I hope that the last one is better than this.
Lou
I usually love Poe's work but I'm not pretty sure about this... It was short but the story seems without an ending but it has a lot of analysis and nothing else. That's why is very hard to keep reading.
Lola
An Open-Letter to Edgar Allan Poe

Dear Mr. Poe,

I know you probably have a lot of high school students writing to you, complaining about finding symbolism in The Raven or examining the psychology of the narrators in The Black Cat and The Tell Tale Heart. Don't worry. I'm not writing to complain about those things. In fact, I'm more than happy to do them. I just wanted to request a small thing of you: break down your paragraphs. A paragraph that is a page long is frightening, especially when it com
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Benjamin Stahl
This was nowhere near as good as Murders In The Rue Morgue. I found it boring, as this time around, the horrific murder descriptions and inventively unexpected conclusions were both sacrificed to an overly-detailed analysis on what kind of clothes the deceased was wearing, and how they would have torn different based on different angles and bullshit like that. I'm not saying the story was bad. I'm just saying that, for more simple-minded readers like myself, the intricate structure and inevitabl ...more
Alexandre Rivaben
Realmente entendo aqueles que deram uma nota baixa a este texto. Ao procurar um livro, normalmente procuramos uma história que realmente tenha começo-meio-fim. Se quero ler um mistério, quero saber sobre o crime/roubo/ou seja lá o que for, quero acompanhar a investigação e ver o desfecho brilhante (ou não) que o detetive/policial/ou seja lá quem estiver investigando tem para dar a toda trama.

Não é isso que acontece aqui. Poe, utilizando um caso real, se coloca no papel do detetive Dupin para ana
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Rany
Sou fã do gênero e foi muito interessante conhecer a inspiração de Sir Arthur Conan Doyle e Agatha Christie através do personagem C. Auguste Dupin. Interessante que no livro "A Study in Scarlet" John Watson faz uma referência ao personagem Dupin como uma espécie de homenagem ao Sherlock Homes que prontamente responde: "No doubt you think you are complimenting me in comparing me to Dupin, he observed 'Now in my opinion, Dupin was a very inferior fellow. That trick of his of breaking in on his fri ...more
Scott
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt is the second of Poe's three detective stories featuring C. Auguste Dupin, and is often subtitled A Sequel to "The Murders in the Rue Morgue". Poe's detective character C. Auguste Dupin and his associate the unnamed narrator undertake the unsolved murder of a perfume shop employee Marie Rogêt who’s body is discovered in the river Seine. The media take a keen interest in the mystery when the Parisian police fail to establish any leads to the murderer, and when tabloid s ...more
Leo C.
Lo que más me ha gustado de este relato es que esté basado en un caso real. Me encantan los misterios. Como todo lo que envuelve a Edgar Allan Poe
Sonic
Described as the sequel to "The Murders of The Rue Morgue" Poe felt that he has solved the mystery of Mary Rogers.

Turns out, ... he was later
a suspect
himself!


Carolin
Marie Rogêt verlässt das Haus und kommt nicht mehr zurück. Ihre Leiche wird einige Zeit später in der Seine gefunden. Doch es kommen Zweifel auf. Wurde wirklich die Leiche der jungen Frau gefunden oder hat man nur einen beliebigen Körper präpariert, sodass Marie untertauchen konnte? Spricht dafür nicht auch, dass sie nie bei der Tante aufgetaucht ist, die sie eigentlich besuchen wollte, man sie stattdessen ganz woanders gesehen hat? Oder stimmen die Zeugenaussagen nicht? Wurden Beweise falsch an ...more
sabisteb
Anhand der Hinweise, die Poe in Episode 34 im Buchladen fand, begibt es sich in ein kleines Dorf namens Sleepy Hollow. Dort hofft er seine Schwester Ligeia zu finden, die dort in einem kleinen Haus im Wald leben soll. Zunächst erkennt seine Schwester ihn nicht wieder aber schon bald feiern sie dennoch ihr wieder sehen, das jedoch nur von kurzer Dauer sein wird.

Einerseits ist dies eine wichtige Episode, weil sie den Handlungsstrang um die Feeninsel endgültig abschließt. Andererseits ist diese Epi
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Phillip Thurlby
Another meticulous piece of writing that perhaps would have been rated higher, but for the strangling hold that some of the language has on the story. Once rolling this story lacks the dynamic of "Rue Morgue", and the conclusion of my edition (which I omit for spoiler reasons) left me largely dissatisfied.

However this story should be read by crime fans if only for the fact that it was a fictitious mirror of a true crime that is still unsolved.
Marialyce
I do have to say that Poe was not my favorite Victorian read. He seemed to get bogged down with the telling, and although it was a very short story, it did seem a bit endless to me.

Told based on a true story, this mystery while it had some good scary points seemed to belabor the brilliance of the cocky Duprin and make this, the first of the eventual genre of detective stories, a bit unbelievable and far fetched. It did not help that in writing this story, Poe claimed he would through Duprin, so
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Bonnie Gleckler Clark
Mar 09, 2014 Bonnie Gleckler Clark rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Bonnie Gleckler by: Bookgorilla.com
I've always been a fan of Poe....From "The Tell-Tale Heart" through "The Mask of the Red Death" I applaud him. But I must admit, I'd never read any of his C. Auguste Dupin novels. So, I selected all three for my choices for our April Book Club discussions. I have now finished all three ("The Murder in the Rue Morgue", "The Murder of Marie Roget", and "The Purloined Letter"). I enjoyed reading this particular tale, however, it ended a bit abruptly for my taste. Instead of giving us the complete c ...more
Marina Nova
Не съм особена почитателка на детективските и криминални романи, но реших, че е задължително да прочета Едгар Алън По. Стилът му на писане и самото повествование ми бяха малко странни, но въпреки това логическата нишка е гениална. :) Любителите със сигурност ще оценят.
Оценка 3.5.
Avel
Poe's detective character C. Auguste Dupin and his sidekick the unnamed narrator undertake the unsolved murder of Marie Rogêt in Paris. The body of Rogêt, a perfume shop employee, is found in the Seine River and the media take a keen interest in the mystery. Dupin remarks that the newspapers "create a sensation... [rather:] than to further the cause of truth." Even so, he uses the newspaper reports to get into the mind of the murderer.

Dupin uses his skills of ratiocination to determine that a si
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This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For
The Mystery of Marie Rogêt is the second detective story and the first based on a real crime. It has aspects that are both better and worse than the first such story (The Murders in the Rue Morgue). On the positive side, Poe does not need to belabor how extraordinarily talented, gifted and insightful his detective is, having already spent most of the original story doing that, and instead can focus much more on the crime. The crime itself is not quite so far-fetched or fantastical as in the firs ...more
Mariel
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Nancy
I read it just for its historical value, as Edgar Allan Poe wrote it using a case in the newspapers of a real murder which the police were doing a terrible job of solving, his fictional detective pointing out the errors of the police and showing deductive logic as a means of solving a crime. By his fictionalized account published in a periodical, I was told (both at a 2013 National History Day student project and at the International Spy Museum in D.C.), he showed the police how to do much bette ...more
Peter
Simultaneously fascinating and dry. Poe (through his detective protagonist) unpacks a series of newspaper articles concerning a recent homicide with such dense clarity that I didn't care there weren't really any characters or resolution. He made me look up the difference between deductive reasoning (what Sherlock Holmes claims to do) and inductive reasoning (what Sherlock Holmes actually does).
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