Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: 165 years ago today

From: Stewart Wilson (
Date: 20 Apr 2006

Do you know of an alternative? Looking around the net, I can't find any sites that say Dupin isn't the first fictional detective, merely sites that corroborate the claim. It would be nice to know who the first really is.


On 4/20/06, Jess Nevins <> wrote:

> >Small but important point here: the name of Poe's seminal fictional
> >consulting detective was "C. Auguste Dupin," not "Auguste C. Dupin."
> Nor was he the first fictional detective, and "Rue Morgue" wasn't
> the first detective story. But never mind.
> jess

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