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The Resource Victorian detective fiction and the nature of evidence : the scientific investigations of Poe, Dickens, and Doyle, Lawrence Frank

Victorian detective fiction and the nature of evidence : the scientific investigations of Poe, Dickens, and Doyle, Lawrence Frank

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Victorian detective fiction and the nature of evidence : the scientific investigations of Poe, Dickens, and Doyle
Title
Victorian detective fiction and the nature of evidence
Title remainder
the scientific investigations of Poe, Dickens, and Doyle
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Frank
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This study is an original contribution to nineteenth-century literary and cultural studies in its methodology, its subject matter, and its vision of detective fiction. It engages in a form of intellectual paleontology, tracing the genealogy of a genre through a model based on the Origin of Species read as a form of postmodern historiography. It places detective fiction within the context of popular scientific texts by John Pringle Nichol, Robert Chambers, Winwood Reade, and John Tyndall, as well as the writings of Charles Lyell, Charles Darwin, and Thomas Huxley. Frank does not treat detective fiction only as the symptom of a prevailing ideology, but investigates it as a genre promoting a secular worldview in a time of competing visions of the universe and the human situation. Such an approach necessitates close readings of scientific and literary texts that, through explicit and implicit allusions to cosmology, philology, geology, paleontology, archaeology, and evolutionary biology, reveal their ultimate seriousness and heterodoxy."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1933-
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Frank, Lawrence
Dewey number
823/.08720908
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.D4
LC item number
F73 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and science
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Popular literature
  • English fiction
  • Forensic sciences
  • Evidence, Criminal, in literature
  • Science in literature
  • Private investigators in literature
  • Forensic sciences
  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Literature and science
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Holmes, Sherlock
Label
Victorian detective fiction and the nature of evidence : the scientific investigations of Poe, Dickens, and Doyle, Lawrence Frank
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-240) 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
"The Murders in the Rue Morgue": Edgar Allan Poe's Evolutionary Reverie -- "The GoldBug", Hieroglyphics, and the Historical Imagination -- Bleak House, the Nebular Hypothesis, and a Crisis in Narrative -- News from the Dead: Archaeology, Detection and The Mystery of Edwin Drood -- Sherlock Holmes and "The Book of Life" -- Reading the Gravel Page: Lyell, Darwin and Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles, the Man on the Tor, and a Metaphor for the Mind -- Epilogue: "A Retrospection" -- Notes -- Index
Control code
51290106
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 249 pages
Isbn
9781403911391
Lccn
2002044800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Victorian detective fiction and the nature of evidence : the scientific investigations of Poe, Dickens, and Doyle, Lawrence Frank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-240) 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
"The Murders in the Rue Morgue": Edgar Allan Poe's Evolutionary Reverie -- "The GoldBug", Hieroglyphics, and the Historical Imagination -- Bleak House, the Nebular Hypothesis, and a Crisis in Narrative -- News from the Dead: Archaeology, Detection and The Mystery of Edwin Drood -- Sherlock Holmes and "The Book of Life" -- Reading the Gravel Page: Lyell, Darwin and Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles, the Man on the Tor, and a Metaphor for the Mind -- Epilogue: "A Retrospection" -- Notes -- Index
Control code
51290106
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 249 pages
Isbn
9781403911391
Lccn
2002044800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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