The Mystery of the Yellow Room [NOOK Book]

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CHAPTER I. In Which We Begin Not to Understand


It is not without a certain emotion that I begin to recount here the
extraordinary adventures of Joseph Rouletabille. ...
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CHAPTER I. In Which We Begin Not to Understand


It is not without a certain emotion that I begin to recount here the
extraordinary adventures of Joseph Rouletabille. Down to the present
time he had so firmly opposed my doing it that I had come to despair of
ever publishing the most curious of police stories of the past fifteen
years. I had even imagined that the public would never know the whole
truth of the prodigious case known as that of The Yellow Room, out of
which grew so many mysterious, cruel, and sensational dramas, with which
my friend was so closely mixed up, if, propos of a recent nomination of
the illustrious Stangerson to the grade of grandcross of the Legion of
Honour, an evening journal--in an article, miserable for its ignorance,
or audacious for its perfidy--had not resuscitated a terrible adventure
of which Joseph Rouletabille had told me he wished to be for ever
forgotten.

The Yellow Room! Who now remembers this affair which caused so much ink
to flow fifteen years ago? Events are so quickly forgotten in Paris.
Has not the very name of the Nayves trial and the tragic history of the
death of little Menaldo passed out of mind? And yet the public attention
was so deeply interested in the details of the trial that the occurrence
of a ministerial crisis was completely unnoticed at the time. Now The
Yellow Room trial, which, preceded that of the Nayves by some years,
made far more noise. The entire world hung for months over this obscure
problem--the most obscure, it seems to me, that has ever challenged the
perspicacity of our police or taxed the conscience of our judges. The
solution of the problem baffled everybody who tried to find it. It was
like a dramatic rebus with which old Europe and new America alike became
fascinated. That is, in truth--I am permitted to say, because there
cannot be any author's vanity in all this, since I do nothing more than
transcribe facts on which an exceptional documentation enables me to
throw a new light--that is because, in truth, I do not know that, in
the domain of reality or imagination, one can discover or recall to mind
anything comparable, in its mystery, with the natural mystery of The
Yellow Room.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013081352
  • Publisher: SAP
  • Publication date: 8/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 182 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    Great story bad copy

    Enjoyable story. Terribletranslation to ebook withmany errors making reading a challenge

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Unreadable version

    This particular version is scanned so poorly that it is virtually unreadable. If you want this story, buy a different version.

    Note to B&N: Why would you allow a book like this a place in your inventory?

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

    A very clever mystery.

    If I may be so bold as to suggest it, I believe The Yellow Room rivals even Agatha Christie's finest. The literary style is easy to read (even with all the typos from digitizing.) If you like mysteries, read this one!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Really good mystery; really badly scanned edition. Look elsewher

    Really good mystery; really badly scanned edition. Look elsewhere for a copy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    Most Annoying

    I have repeatedly tried to read past page 56 in this version, but to no avail for I'm continually returned to page 28. I suggest that you Google the title and read it for free.


    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2002

    The Work of a Logical Genius

    While The Mystery of the Yellow Room cannot boast a large reading audience, it remains a masterful, logical, captivating piece of literature. One aspect of this work that stands out in my mind is the amazing attention to detail that dominates it. For those who are unfamiliar with this novel, it involves an inquiry into the attempted murder of an attractive female scientist. The action follows young Joseph Rouletabille, a journalist and a genius, on his quest to discover the would-be murderer at the end of a tangled web of evidence that seems as though it will never fit together... until it does. It continues to be an excellent novel for the mind that's up to the challenge and suspense of attempting to solve a locked room mystery.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    One flaw

    It was a.good book but eerily similar to Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue". Even the main characters are uncomfortably similar.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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