The Museum Collection

First Printing of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"

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Creator: Edgar Allan Poe
Date: 1841
Format: Bound Volume
Source: Gift of John W. Robertson
Collection: Poe Foundation, Inc.
Publisher: Graham's Magazine
Place of Publication: Philadelphia
Publish Date: April, 1841


This is the first printing of the first detective story, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." The story first appeared in the April 1841 issue of Graham's Magazine.