失窃的信
The Purloined Letter

  • 作   者:

    埃德加·爱伦·坡
    Edgar Allan Poe

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

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    双语

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什么东西可以在自己眼皮底下被堂而皇之的盗走?

法国皇宫的王后接到一封密信,未来及细读,就因国王的突然出现而将信搁置一边,这时—位想谋得政治利益的大臣恰在一旁,便当着王后的面将信拿走,而王后因为国王在场而无可奈何。后来,王后委托巴黎警察局长将信找回。警察局长几乎搜遍了大臣的家却—无所获,只得求教于侦探杜宾。社宾假装去拜访大臣,在大臣家中发现:原来信被改装后就大模大祥地放在最显眼的位置上。于是,他再次托辞拜访,用一封相似的信将王后失窃的信掉包,最终解决了王后的难题。

"The Purloined Letter" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. It is the third of his three detective stories featuring the fictional C. Auguste Dupin, the other two being "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt". These stories are considered to be important early forerunners of the modern detective story. It first appeared in the literary annual The Gift for 1845 (1844) and was soon reprinted in numerous journals and newspapers.

埃德加·爱伦·坡(Edgar Allan Poe)(1809~1849),十九世纪美国诗人、小说家和文学评论家,美国浪漫主义思潮时期的重要成员。在世时长期担任报刊编辑工作。其作品形式精致、语言优美、内容多样,在任何时代都是“独一无二”的风格。坡以神秘故事和恐怖小说闻名于世,他是美国短篇故事的最早先驱者之一,又被尊为推理小说的开山鼻祖,进而也被誉为后世科幻小说的始祖。他是第一个尝试完全依赖写作谋生的知名美国作家,从而导致贫困潦倒。

Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

一八XX年秋,在一个风声萧瑟的傍晚,我和朋友C.奥古斯特·迪潘在他位于巴黎圣日耳曼旧郊区登诺街三十三号四层的后书房或藏书室中享受着双重奢侈:一边沉思,一边抽着海泡石烟斗。有至少一个小时,我们保持着绝对的沉默,在任何偶然经过的人看来,我们两个大概都心无旁骛地沉浸在喷云吐雾之中。整个屋子烟雾缭绕,气氛有些压抑。然而,对我而言,我头脑中一直思索着那晚早些时候我们谈论的某个话题;我指的是太平街的事和与玛丽·罗歇遇害有关的谜案。因此,当房门被推开,我们的老熟人即巴黎警察局局长G先生进来时,我认为这纯属巧合。

At Paris, just after dark one gusty evening in the autumn of 18—, I was enjoying the twofold luxury of meditation and a meerschaum, in company with my friend, C. Auguste Dupin, in his little back library, or book-closet, au troisième, No. 33 Rue Dunôt, Faubourg St. Germain. For one hour at least we had maintained a profound silence, while each, to any casual observer, might have seemed intently and exclusively occupied with the curling eddies of smoke that oppressed the atmosphere of the chamber. For myself, however, I was mentally discussing certain topics which had formed matter for conversation between us at an earlier period of the evening; I mean the affair of the Rue Morgue, and the mystery attending the murder of Marie Rogêt. I looked upon it, therefore, as something of a coincidence, when the door of our apartment was thrown open and admitted our old acquaintance, Monsieur G, the Prefect of the Parisian police.

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