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Early American Detective Stories: An Anthology

Early American Detective Stories: An Anthology (Paperback)

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Although the classic tales of mystery have faded from popular culture, avid collectors and cataloguers have ensured their place in the annals of literature. This anthology offers readers an exemplary sample of the hundreds of detective stories published in 19th century newspapers and magazines. All but two are stories published before 1891, before Sherlock Holmes appeared in America. The stories are categorized according to common motifs, including the largely unexplored field of women in late 19th century detection. Revealing cultural intricacies that other kinds of fiction cannot, the literature presented here provides new insights into the history of the detective story.

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismFiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersClassic crimeFiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 25/04/2014 ISBN-13: 9780786495603  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 04/09/2017.  

LeRoy Lad Panek is professor emeritus of English at McDaniel College. He is an award-winning author of a number of books about detective fiction and lives in Westminster, Maryland.Mary M. Bendel-Simso is a professor of English at McDaniel College and lives in Westminster, Maryland.

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