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The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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In addition to covering the "detective" fiction of writers like Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, this collection of British and American crime fiction considers other kinds of fiction where crime plays a substantial part, such as the thriller and spy fiction. Ranging over the last three centuries, it includes chapters on the analysis of crime in eighteenth-century literature; French and Victorian fiction; women and black detectives; crime on film and TV; and police fiction and postmodernist uses of the detective form.

Book News Annotation:

Covering British and American crime fiction from the 18th century to the end of the 20th, this guide introduces students to the genre, and describes its history and critical reception. In addition to examining the classic detective fiction of such writers as Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, it covers related styles like the thriller and spy fiction. Other topics include French crime fiction, women detectives, and crime on film and TV.
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Book News Annotation:

Covering British and American crime fiction from the 18th century to the end of the 20th, this guide introduces students to the genre, and describes its history and critical reception. In addition to examining the classic detective fiction of such writers as Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, it covers related styles like the thriller and spy fiction. Other topics include French crime fiction, women detectives, and crime on film and TV. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Covers British and American crime fiction from the eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth. As well as discussing the detective fiction of writers like Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, it considers other kinds of fiction where crime plays a substantial part, such as the thriller and spy fiction.

Synopsis:

This Companion covers British and American crime fiction from the eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth.

Table of Contents

Chronology; Introduction: crime fiction and detective fiction; 1. Eighteenth-century crime writing Ian A. Bell; 2. The Newgate novel and sensation fiction, 1830-1868 Lynn Pykett; 3. The short story from Poe to Chesterton Martin Kayman; 4. French crime fiction Sita Schütt; 5. The golden age Stephen Knight; 6. The private eye Dennis Porter; 7. Spy fiction Davis Seed; 8. The thriller David Glover; 9. Postwar American police fiction LeRoy Lad Panek; 10. Postwar British crime fiction Martin Priestman; 11. Women detectives Maureen T. Reddy; 12. Black crime fiction Andrew Pepper; 13. Crime on film and TV Nickianne Moody; 14. Detection and literary fiction Laura Marcus; Guide to further reading.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521008716
Editor:
Priestman, Martin
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Priestman, Martin
Author:
Priestman, Martin
Location:
Cambridge, UK
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Mystery & Detective Fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, English
Subject:
Crime in literature
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
8.42x6.66x.77 in. 1.09 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Covers British and American crime fiction from the eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth. As well as discussing the detective fiction of writers like Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, it considers other kinds of fiction where crime plays a substantial part, such as the thriller and spy fiction.
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