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From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell : British women writers in detective and crime fiction

Author: Susan Rowland
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Series: Crime files series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell considers seriously the hugely popular and influential works of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Margery Allingham, Nag Marsh, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine. Providing studies of 42 key novels, this volume introduces these authors for students and the general reader in the context of their lives, and of critical debates on gender, colonialism, psychoanalysis, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Agatha Christie; Margery Allingham; Ruth Rendell; Margery Allingham; Agatha Christie; Ruth Rendell; Ruth Rendell; Margery Allingham; Agatha Christie
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Rowland
ISBN: 0333674502 9780333674505 033368463X 9780333684634 0333930649 9780333930649 0333714717 9780333714713
OCLC Number: 44167164
Description: x, 222 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Lives of Crime --
Gendering the Genre --
Social Negotiations: Class, Crime and Power --
Lands of Hope and Glory? Englishness, Race and Colonialism --
Detecting Psychoanalysis: Readers, Criminals and Narrative --
Gothic Crimes: A Literature of Terror and Horror --
The Spirits of Detection --
Feminism Is Criminal --
The Complete Detective and Crime Novels of the Six Authors --
A Conversation with Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine --
A Conversation with P.D. James.
Series Title: Crime files series.
Responsibility: Susan Rowland.
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