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40. Cf. Lukacs, Studies in European Realism (1948), tr. E. Bone (London: Hillway, 1950) pp. 47-64; Raymond Williams, Culture and Society 1780-1950 (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1958) pp. 30-48. Arthur Conan Doyle, 'The Greek Interpreter' (Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, 1894), in The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981) p. 435. For the relation between the tale and the historical murder of Mary Cecilia Rogers, see W. K. Wimsatt, Jr, 'Poe and the Mystery of Mary Rogers', PMLA, 56 (1941) 230-48; T.

Fainter lines were beginning to make nets around her thick-lashed eyes. They were large eyes, blue and a bit bloodshot. Her coarse hair - brown - needed trimming and was parted crookedly. One side of her upper lip had been rouged higher than the other. Her dress was of a particularly unbecoming wine colour, and it gaped here and there down one side, where she had neglected to snap the fasteners or they had popped open. There was a run down the front of her left stocking. This was the Dinah Brand who took her pick of Poisonville's men, according to what I had been told.

213-22. 13. Jacques Lacan, 'Le Seminaire sur "La Lettre volee"' (1957), in Ecrits, I (Paris: Seuil [Collection Points], 1970) 19-53; Jacques Derrida, 'Le Factuer de Ia verite', Poetique, 21 (1975) 96-147. 14. Marie Bonaparte, Edgar Poe: etude psychanalytique (1933), tr. J. Rodker as The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe: A Psychoanalytic Interpretation (London: Hogarth Press, 1949; repr. New York: Humanities Press, 1971) pp. 447-54. Cf. Sigmund Freud, 'On the Sexual Theories of Children' (1908), in Pelican Freud Library, VII: On Sexuality (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1977) pp.

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