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The Resource Late-Victorian crime fiction in the shadows of Sherlock, Clare Clarke

Late-Victorian crime fiction in the shadows of Sherlock, Clare Clarke

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Late-Victorian crime fiction in the shadows of Sherlock
Title
Late-Victorian crime fiction in the shadows of Sherlock
Statement of responsibility
Clare Clarke
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The 1880s and 1890s were the years in which detective fiction firmly established itself as a genre and sealed its popularity with the reading public. "Late-Victorian Crime Fiction in the Shadows of Sherlock, 1885-1900" investigates representations of detectives and criminals in both canonical and forgotten crime fiction at this key juncture, challenging studies which have given undue prominence to a handful of key figures. This study offers an alternative, and much fuller, account of late-Victorian detective fiction, concentrating particularly on the stories which illustrate the nascent genre's often overlooked capacity for narrative and moral complexity. It examines a selection of stories where detectives are criminals and murderers, where criminals are heroes, or where crimes go unsolved. Arthur Conan Doyle's canonical Sherlock Holmes stories and Robert Louis Stevenson's novels are considered alongside works by neglected authors Fergus Hume, Israel Zangwill, Arthur Morrison, and Guy Boothby. These fascinating 'Shadows of Sherlock' showcase the often wholly overlooked formal and moral diversity of late-Victorian crime writing, forcing us to rethink our preconceptions about what the nineteenth-century detective genre is and does
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Clarke, Clare
Dewey number
823.08720908
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR878.D4
LC item number
C53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Crime files
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  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • English fiction
Label
Late-Victorian crime fiction in the shadows of Sherlock, Clare Clarke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. 'Ordinary Secret Sinners': Robert Louis Stevenson's "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1886) -- 2. 'The most popular book of modern times': Fergus Hume's "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab" (1886) -- 3. 'L'homme c'est rien - l'oeuvre c'est tout': the Sherlock Holmes stories and work -- 4. Something for 'the silly season': Policing and the Press in Israel Zangwill's "The Big Bow Mystery "(1891) -- 5. Tales of 'mean streets': the criminal-detective in Arthur Morrison's "The Dorrington Deed-Box" (1897) -- 6. A Criminal in Disguise': class and empire in Guy Boothby's "A Prince of Swindlers" (1897)
Control code
883868985
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780230390539
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883868985
Label
Late-Victorian crime fiction in the shadows of Sherlock, Clare Clarke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. 'Ordinary Secret Sinners': Robert Louis Stevenson's "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1886) -- 2. 'The most popular book of modern times': Fergus Hume's "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab" (1886) -- 3. 'L'homme c'est rien - l'oeuvre c'est tout': the Sherlock Holmes stories and work -- 4. Something for 'the silly season': Policing and the Press in Israel Zangwill's "The Big Bow Mystery "(1891) -- 5. Tales of 'mean streets': the criminal-detective in Arthur Morrison's "The Dorrington Deed-Box" (1897) -- 6. A Criminal in Disguise': class and empire in Guy Boothby's "A Prince of Swindlers" (1897)
Control code
883868985
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780230390539
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883868985

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