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From Bow Street to Baker Street : mystery, detection and narrative

Author: Martin A Kayman
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows that 19th century mystery and detective stories are not, as they are usually held to be, precursors of Conan Doyle's revisionary nostalgia for mastery but rather critical explorations of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin A Kayman
ISBN: 0333467663 9780333467664 0312067984 9780312067984
OCLC Number: 26308587
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 269 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1 Rite and writing: mystery - mystery and detection, mystery and narrative, mystery and secularization, notes. Part 2 Wronging rights and righting wrongs: crime - the law, the novel, equity, notes; police - reform, the new mastery of management, notes; detectives - the inspector, the policeman, the detective, notes. Part 3 Writing wrongs and wrong writing: the romance of the detective - detective literature, adventure memoirs and recollections, a detective story, notes; monsters - an idiosyncratic article, creation and sexuality, the confession revisited, the law of fiction, notes; sensation - the nervous state, cherchez la femme!, suspicion, notes. Part 4 Writing right?: the master - finally, what further adventures?, who can tell?, notes.
Responsibility: Martin A. Kayman.

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