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Crime Files

Dime Novels and the Roots of American Detective Fiction

Authors: Bedore, P.

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About this book

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.

About the authors

Pamela Bedore is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, USA, where she is an award-winning teacher of American Literature and Popular Culture. Her articles have appeared in such journals as Studies in Popular Culture, Foundations, Writing Program Administrator, and she is the book review editor of Clues.

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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.


Buy this book

eBook 56,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-28865-3
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Hardcover 69,67 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-28864-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 62,39 €
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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.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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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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