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Adapting detective fiction : crime, Englishness and the TV detectives

Author: Neil McCaw
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2011.
Series: Continuum literary studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adapting Detective Fiction is a study of specific instances of adaptation, with close readings of both the originating sources and adapted texts. But it is also more than this. It is a study of the politics of representation in the last decades of the twentieth century, and the role television detective fiction plays in this. It is about the mutually-informing interrelation of cultural texts and political rhetoric,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
Television adaptations
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCaw, Neil, 1969-
Adapting detective fiction.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2011
(OCoLC)646400364
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil McCaw
ISBN: 9781441156624 1441156623 1282912615 9781282912618 9781441186171 1441186174
OCLC Number: 697312481
Description: 1 online resource (200 pages).
Contents: Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction --
Adaptation and Cultural History; Chapter 2: Sherlock Holmes and the Authenticity of Crime; Chapter 3: Miss Marple, Criminality and Englishness; Chapter 4: Morse, Heritage and the End of History; Chapter 5: Jack Frost and the Condition of England Question; Chapter 6: Cadfael, Medievalism and Modern Nationhood; Chapter 7: DCI Barnaby and an English Aesthetics of Crime; Chapter 8: Conclusion --
Detecting the Nation; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Continuum literary studies.
Responsibility: Neil McCaw.

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With reference to television series such as "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", "Inspector Morse", and "Midsomer Murders", this title uses adaptation as the basis for an exercise in later  Read more...

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