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Massasoit Reads: Community Book Discussion: October- Edgar Allan Poe

Join the Massasoit librarians for monthly book discussions, highlighting different genres and issues raised. Reading the book is not a prerequisite for attending the discussion.

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WHEN: October 18, 2018

TIME: 1:00-2:00pm

WHERE: Casual library seating area, near back windows

Discussion Leader

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Kay Neary
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Published in 1841, this tale recounts how a man survived a shipwreck and a whirlpool. It has been grouped with Poe's tales of ratiocination and also labeled an early form of science fiction.

Also published in 1841, this short story is recognized as the first modern detective story. The detective in the story becomes the model for many famous literary detectives, including Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. 

This poem did not circulate widely in Poe's time. It was published anonymously in 1827 and is a fictionalized account of a Turkish conqueror who lived in the 14th century.