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The Rise of the Detective in Early Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction

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The Rise of the Detective in Early Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction by Heather Worthington
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Detection existed in fiction long before Poe and Doyle. Its real origins lurk in the popular press of the early Nineteenth century, where the detective and the case were steadily developed. The well-known masters of early crime fiction, including Collins and Dickens, drew on this material, found in texts that have rarely been reprinted or even discussed. In this revealing book, Heather Worthington combines scholarly and archival study with theoretically informed analysis to unearth the foundations of detective fiction. This is essential reading for those researching in, studying, or just fascinated by crime fiction.

Author Biography

HEATHER WORTHINGTON is a lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University, where she teaches Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Crime Fiction and Children's literature. Previous publications include essays on G.K. Chesterton, T.H. White and Edward Bulwer Lytton; work in hand includes a monograph on crime fiction from 1850-1900.
Release date NZ
May 18th, 2005
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
2005 ed.
Illustrations
X, 203 p.
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
203
Series
Dimensions
140x216x15
ISBN-13
9781403941084
Product ID
1861230

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