The Ascent Of The Detective

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Author: Haia Shpayer-Makov
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191620300
Size: 32.32 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 444
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The figure of the detective has long excited the imagination of the wider public, and the English police detective has been a special focus of attention in both print and visual media. Yet, while much has been written in the last three decades about the history of uniformed policemen in England, no similar work has focused on police detectives. The Ascent of the Detective redresses this by exploring the diverse and often arcane world of English police detectives during the formative period of their profession, from 1842 until the First World War, with special emphasis on the famed detective branch established at Scotland Yard. The book starts by illuminating the detectives' socioeconomic background, how and why they became detectives, their working conditions, the differences between them and uniformed policemen, and their relations with the wider community. It then goes on to trace the factors that shaped their changing public image, from the embodiment of 'un-English' values to plebeian knights in armour, investigating the complex and symbiotic exchange between detectives and journalists, and analysing their image as it unfolded in the press, in literature, and in their own memoirs.

A Companion To Crime Fiction

A Companion to Crime Fiction PDF
Author: Charles J. Rzepka
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444317923
Size: 21.90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 648
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A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day A collection of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from a team of leading scholars across the globe make this Companion the definitive guide to crime fiction Follows the development of the genre from its origins in the eighteenth century through to its phenomenal present day popularity Features full-length critical essays on the most significant authors and film-makers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett to Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese exploring the ways in which they have shaped and influenced the field Includes extensive references to the most up-to-date scholarship, and a comprehensive bibliography

Before Sherlock Holmes

Before Sherlock Holmes PDF
Author: LeRoy Lad Panek
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786488565
Size: 12.57 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 227
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Traditionally, the history of detective stories as a literary genre begins in the 19th century with the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Émile Gaboriau and a handful of other writers. The 19th century was actually awash in detective stories, though many, like the so-called detective notebooks, are so rare that they lay beyond the reach of even the most dedicated readers. This volume surveys the first 50 years of the detective story in 19th century America and England, examining not only major works, but also the lesser known—including contemporary pseudo-biographies, magazines, story papers, and newspapers—only recently accessible through new media. By rewriting the history of the mystery genre, this study opens up new avenues for literary exploration. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

England Homem

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Languages : en
Pages : 833
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Leah The Jewish Maiden

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Author: Leah (fict. name.)
Publisher:
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Size: 62.65 MB
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Category : English fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 316
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The Bookseller

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Size: 25.10 MB
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Languages : en
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Bookseller

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Size: 49.11 MB
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Category : Bibliography
Languages : en
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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.