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The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe (Book Analysis): Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

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The Purloined Letter is the second short story in Edgar Allen Poe’s Extraordinary Stories series. This unconventional detective story revolves around a letter which has been stolen from a member of the royal family and the desperate search to retrieve it. 

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• A complete plot summary
• Character studies
• Key themes and symbols
• Questions for further reflection

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