Edgar Allan Poe

La lettre volée et autres enquêtes

The Stolen Letter and Other Investigations

November 10, 2020
Epistolary
128 pages
100 × 165 mm
10 €
9788831312219
978-8-8313-1221-9
Translated from American by Charles Baudelaire

Collection “Les Plis” les livres prêts-à-expédier.

Edgar Allan Poe, La lettre volée et autres enquêtes
Edgar Allan Poe, La lettre volée et autres enquêtes

“Maybe it’s the simplicity of the thing itself that misleads you.”
— Edgar Allan Poe

Four tales of Poe are collected in this collection under the theme of correspondence: The Stolen Letter, Manuscript Found in a Bottle, You’re the Man! and Mellonta Tauta. A journey between reasoning and chimeras, from the princely courts of Paris to the depths of the marine abyss, including a hilarious science fiction episode and a corpse denouncing its own murderer. At each stage, a letter is the key to the plot.

The author

Precursor of the detective novel and science fiction, an outstanding fantasy novelist, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was first recognized by French authors such as Baudelaire and Mallarmé, who were his translators. To celebrate the tenth title of the collection, this “Pli” is doubled: 128 pages of suspense and invention wrapped in a black jacket where Poe’s face appears in relief, like the famous stolen letter from the eponymous tale, invisible because it is right in front of our eyes.

November 10, 2020
Epistolary
128 pages
100 × 165 mm
10 €
9788831312219
978-8-8313-1221-9
Translated from American by Charles Baudelaire

Collection “Les Plis” les livres prêts-à-expédier.