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Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction

Author: Pamela Bedore
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Crime files series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why is detective fiction so popular? What connects such diverse characters as the armchair sleuth, the hardboiled dick, and the police detective? Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction uncovers the significance of often-neglected dime novels in revealing early examples of the subgenres of detective fiction--drawing-room mysteries, hardboiled 'tough guy' fiction, police procedurals, and postmodern  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Bedore, Pamela, 1972-
Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction
(DLC) 2013035861
(OCoLC)856053407
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Bedore
ISBN: 9781137288653 1137288655 9781137288646 1137288647
OCLC Number: 863996911
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. The Case of the Missing Detectives; or, Reassessing the American Contribution to Detective Fiction --
2. The Happy-Ending Deception; or, Uncovering the Subversive Potential of Detective Dime Novels --
3. The Case of the Contaminated Icon; or, Allan Pinkerton's Dangerous Detective Doubles --
4. Playing with the Ace of Hearts; or, Mentorship, Sportsmanship, and Nick Carter's Epistemological Dilemmas --
5. Faulkner, Twain and the Legacy of Dime Novel Detectives --
6. Conclusions and Directions for Future Research.
Series Title: Crime files series.
Responsibility: Pamela Bedore, Department of English, University of Connecticut, USA.

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This book reveals subversive representations of gender, race and class in detective dime novels (1860-1915), arguing that inherent tensions between subversive and conservative impulses-theorized as  Read more...

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