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Crime Files

Late Victorian Crime Fiction in the Shadows of Sherlock

Authors: Clarke, C.

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This book investigates the development of crime fiction in the 1880s and 1890s, challenging studies of late-Victorian crime fiction which have given undue prominence to a handful of key figures and have offered an over-simplified analytical framework, thereby overlooking the generic, moral, and formal complexities of the nascent genre.

About the authors

Clare Clarke is Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She specialises in detective fiction and the literature and culture of the late-Victorian era. Her research has been published in CLUES, Women's Writing, and Victorian Literature and Culture.

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“Clarke also subjects the texts she investigates to a systematic and nuanced analysis, revealing their reflection of contemporary social reality, larger disputed issues, tensions, anxieties, and concerns. Indeed, there are many more forgotten detective narratives that lend themselves to this type of analysis, and are yet to be explored.” (Haia Shpayer-Makov, Victorian Studies, Vol. 58 (4), 2016)

'This rigorous and passionate book will make you want to sprint to Project Gutenberg in search of the texts, as well as give you a keen appreciation of just why Victorian magazine editors vied to find the next Arthur Conan Doyle.' - Times Higher Education


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-12

    Clarke, Clare

  • ‘Ordinary Secret Sinners’: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886)

    Pages 13-42

    Clarke, Clare

  • ‘The Most Popular Book of Modern Times’: Fergus Hume’s The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (1886)

    Pages 43-71

    Clarke, Clare

  • ‘L’homme c’est rien — l’oeuvre c’est tout’: The Sherlock Holmes Stories and Work

    Pages 72-103

    Clarke, Clare

  • Something for ‘the Silly Season’: Policing and the Press in Israel Zangwill’s The Big Bow Mystery (1891)

    Pages 104-127

    Clarke, Clare

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Softcover 67,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Late Victorian Crime Fiction in the Shadows of Sherlock
Authors
Series Title
Crime Files
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-39054-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230390546
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-39053-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35130-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 221
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