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Detective fiction

Author: Charles J Rzepka
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2005.
Series: Cultural history of literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

* A wide-ranging overview of Detective Fiction from its origins to the present day. * Combines general socio-historical background with 'casebook' chapters, providing students with close readings of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Rzepka
ISBN: 0745629415 9780745629414 0745629423 9780745629421
OCLC Number: 638792113
Description: 273 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: * Acknowledgements * Introduction * Part I: Narratives of Detection and the Sciences of History * Chapter 1: What is Detective Fiction? * Chapter 2: Detection and the Historical Sciences: Two Locked Rooms and Two Keys to Unlock Them * Part II: The Rise of Detective Fiction and the Birth of Detection * Chapter 3: From Rogues to Ratiocination * Casebook 1: The Ape and the Aristocrat * Chapter 4: From Detectives to Detection * Casebook 2: The Scientific Detective's Bohemian Soul * Chapter 5: From Holmes to the Golden Age * Casebook 3: Of War and Wimsey * Chapter 6: Hard-Boiled Detection * Casebook 4: No Game for Knights * Chapter 7: Cold War, Cops and Counterculture * Epilogue: The End of History? * Works Cited * Index
Series Title: Cultural history of literature.
Responsibility: Charles J. Rzepka.


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