Crime Files

Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction

Authors: Bedore, P.

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This book reveals subversive representations of gender, race and class in detective dime novels (1860-1915), arguing that inherent tensions between subversive and conservative impulses—theorized as contamination and containment—explain detective fiction's ongoing popular appeal to readers and to writers such as Twain and Faulkner.

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"It is very rare to come across work that one can describe accurately as original. Happily, this is one such occasion. The author makes an original and important argument about the relation between dime novels and American detective fiction that will have a major impact upon the field." - Garyn G. Roberts, Northwestern Michigan College, USA.


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Case of the Missing Detectives; or, Reassessing the American Contribution to Detective Fiction

    Bedore, Pamela

    Pages 1-34

  • The Happy-Ending Deception; or, Uncovering the Subversive Potential of Detective Dirne Novels

    Bedore, Pamela

    Pages 35-78

  • The Case of the Contaminated Icon; or, Allan Pinkerton’s Dangerous Detective Doubles

    Bedore, Pamela

    Pages 79-116

  • Playing with the Ace of Hearts; or, Mentorship, Sportsmanship, and Nick Carter’s Epistemological Dilemmas

    Bedore, Pamela

    Pages 117-151

  • Faulkner, Twain, and the Legacy of Dirne Novel Detectives

    Bedore, Pamela

    Pages 152-176

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eBook $69.99
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Hardcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-28864-6
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Softcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-44993-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction
Authors
Series Title
Crime Files
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28865-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137288653
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-28864-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44993-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 204
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