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Historical Context in The Purloined Letter

Historical Context Examples in The Purloined Letter:

The Purloined Letter

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"most exalted station..."   (The Purloined Letter)

“Exalted” means occupying a high or powerful position. The “most exalted” station or position in France at the time would have been that of the ruling monarch. The identity of the owner of the stolen document is being revealed slowly, which builds suspense.

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