English & German
The Purloined Letter
Der entwendete Brief
The purloined letter is a short detective story written by Edgar Allan Poe. The main character, Auguste Dupin, who is already known from ‚The Murders in the Rue Morgue‘, is now asked to help the Prefect of the Parisian police find a letter that was stolen from a titled lady with intent to blackmail. The story’s linguistic level is diverse, containing simple structures, as well as philosophical, scientific topics. It offers a varied linguistic range, and is therefore suitable both for beginners and advanced readers.
I am a native german speaker from Austria. I started learning English when I was four years old, so I grew up virtually bilingual. As a professional translator, I’ve been translating English-German on various fields for six years by now.