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Hunted down : the detective stories of Charles Dickens

Author: Charles Dickens; Peter Haining
Publisher: London : Peter Owen, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Dickens was one of the great pioneers of detective fiction. While the larger-than-life characters in his novels have settled themselves in the public imagination, his detectives have had a profound effect on the development of crime fiction, and Dickens is now seen as the first major publicist for the police detective. In Hunted Down, Peter Haining has assembled a fascinating selection of Dicken's detective  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Short stories
Detective and mystery stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dickens; Peter Haining
ISBN: 9780720610000 0720610001 0720609941 9780720609943
OCLC Number: 867106974
Notes: First published in 1996.
Description: 223 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 20 cm.
Contents: Nemesis --
The Drunkard's Death --
The Automaton Police --
The Modern Science of Thief-Taking --
A Detective Police Party --
Three 'Detective' Anecdotes --
The Metropolitan Protectives --
On Duty with Inspector Field --
Down with the Tide --
Inspector Bucket's Job --
Hunted Down --
Poor Mercantile Jack --
The Edwin Drood Syndicate / M. R. James.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Peter Haining.

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A selection of Dickens's detective stories and extracts from his novels.  Read more...

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"This collection reaffirms that the influence of Charles Dickens on the development and achievements of detective fiction is unchallengeable." --P. D. James, "The Times" "Thiscollection reaffirms Read more...

 
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