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The Resource The rise of the detective in early nineteenth-century popular fiction, Heather Worthington

The rise of the detective in early nineteenth-century popular fiction, Heather Worthington

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The rise of the detective in early nineteenth-century popular fiction
Title
The rise of the detective in early nineteenth-century popular fiction
Statement of responsibility
Heather Worthington
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Heather Worthington's book challenges the traditional account that finds detection before Poe's Dupin and Doyle's Holmes only in Gothic and Newgate novels and some police memoirs. In fact, the popular press, from broadsides to periodicals, is where both the fictional detective and the investigative case-structures developed, in line with major changes in the real discipline of crime fighting. The well-known masters of early crime fiction, including Collins and Dickens, drew on and refined the raw riches of the popular field, found in texts that have rarely been reprinted or even discussed, but which are analysed in depth in this book. The book benefits from extensive archival research and is theoretically informed by Foucault's account of disciplinary power
  • No study has examined this material in anything like the detail or with the explanatory approach offered here. With full references, comprehensive narrative description and written in an accessible and readable style, The Rise of the Detective in Early Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction is essential reading for those researching in, studying or just fascinated by crime fiction."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Worthington, Heather
Dewey number
823/.08720908
Index
index present
LC call number
PR868.D4
LC item number
W67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Crime files series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • Popular literature
  • English fiction
  • Detectives in literature
Label
The rise of the detective in early nineteenth-century popular fiction, Heather Worthington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Criminal narratives : textualising crime
  • 2.
  • Making the case for the professionals
  • 3.
  • A conspicuous constabulary : or, why policemen wear tall helmets
  • Conclusion : a rich inheritance
Control code
56880284
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 203 pages
Isbn
9780333714713
Isbn Type
(series)
Lccn
2004059166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781403941084
Label
The rise of the detective in early nineteenth-century popular fiction, Heather Worthington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Criminal narratives : textualising crime
  • 2.
  • Making the case for the professionals
  • 3.
  • A conspicuous constabulary : or, why policemen wear tall helmets
  • Conclusion : a rich inheritance
Control code
56880284
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 203 pages
Isbn
9780333714713
Isbn Type
(series)
Lccn
2004059166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781403941084

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