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Narratives of enclosure in detective fiction : the locked room mystery

Author: Michael Cook
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Crime files series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The locked room mystery is one of the iconic creations of popular fiction. Michael Cook's critical study reveals how this archetypal form of the puzzle story has had a significant effect in shaping  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cook
ISBN: 9780230276659 0230276652
OCLC Number: 711049325
Description: xiv, 210 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Edgar Allan Poe and the detective story narrative --
The locked compartment: Charles Dickens's 'The signalman' and enclosure in The railway mystery story --
The body in the library: reading the locked room in Anna Katherine Green's The filigree ball --
G.K. Chesterton's enclosure of orthodoxy in 'The wrong shape' --
The hollow text: illusion as theme in John Dickson Carr's The hollow man --
Jorge Luis Borges and the labyrinth of detection --
The story is the writer himself: Paul Auster's locked room in City of glass --
The narrative of enclosure.
Series Title: Crime files series.
Other Titles: Locked room mystery
Responsibility: Michael Cook.

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