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Towards Sherlock Holmes : A Thematic History of Crime Fiction in the 19th Century World (Paperback)

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In this volume, the author examines the development of crime fiction in the 19th century through specific themes. He explores American crime writers like Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allan Poe, American women writers like Anna Katherine Green, and Wilkie Collins; early French contributions by Eugéne François Vidocq, Paul Féval, Émile Gaboriau, and others; English short stories from the 1830s to the 1850s; female authors and detectives in Victorian England, as well as male responses; the move of mainstream novelists towards crime fiction, such as Charles Dickens; Fergus Hume's The Mystery of a Hansom Cab; and imperial crime in early works by Arthur Conan Doyle. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 229.0
Genre: Literary Criticism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Stephen Knight
Language: English
Street Date: December 8, 2016
TCIN: 51568415
UPC: 9781476666167
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-4450

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