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Before Sherlock Holmes : how magazines and newspapers invented the detective story

Author: LeRoy Panek
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume surveys the first fifty years of the detective story in nineteenth-century America and England, examining not only major works, but also the lesser known--including contemporary pseudo-biographies, magazines, story papers, and newspapers--recently accessible through new media. By rewriting the history of the mystery genre, this study opens up new avenues for literary exploration"--Provided by publisher.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Panek, LeRoy.
Before Sherlock Holmes.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011
(DLC) 2011037385
(OCoLC)733232488
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: LeRoy Panek
ISBN: 9780786488568 0786488565 1283307472 9781283307475
OCLC Number: 767579304
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 219 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Life before detectives --
Edgar Allan Poe --
Notebooks --
Charles Dickens --
Collins and the sensation novel --
Magazines and family story papers --
Newspaper detectives.
Responsibility: LeRoy Lad Panek.

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"This volume surveys the first fifty years of the detective story in nineteenth-century America and England, examining not only major works, but also the lesser known--including contemporary pseudo-biographies, magazines, story papers, and newspapers--recently accessible through new media. By rewriting the history of the mystery genre, this study opens up new avenues for literary exploration"--Provided by publisher.

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