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This is the first book about the relationship between the development of forensic science in the nineteenth century and the new literary genre of detective fiction in Britain and America--from Poe, Dickens and Hawthorne through Twain and Conan Doyle to Hammett, Chandler and Christie. Ronald R. Thomas is especially concerned with the authority the literary detective manages to secure through the "devices"--fingerprinting, photography, lie detectors--and the way in which those devices relate to broader questions of cultural authority at decisive moments in the history of the genre.

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This is a book about the relationship between the development of forensic science in the nineteenth century and the new literary genre of detective fiction in Britain and America - from Edgar Allan Poe, Dickens and Hawthorne through Twain and Conan Doyle to Hammett, Chandler and Christie.

Synopsis:

The relationship between the development of forensic science and the new literary genre of detective fiction in Britain and America.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-334) and index.

Table of Contents

1. The devices of truth; Part I. Tell-Tale Hearts: 2. The lie detector and the thinking machine; 3. The unequal voice in 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue'; 4. The letter of the law in The Woman in White; 5. The criminal type in 'A Case of Identity'; 6. The voice of America in Red Harvest; Part II. Arresting Shots: 7. The mug shot and the magnifying glass; 8. Photographic memories in Bleak House; 9. Double exposure in The House of the Seven Gables; 10. Negative images in 'A Scandal in Bohemia'; 11. Empty cameras in The Big Sleep and Farewell My Lovely; Part III. Identifying Marks: 12. The fingerprint and the map of crime; 13. Foreign bodies in A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four; 14. Accusing hands in Puddn'head Wilson; 15. International plots in The Maltese Falcon and Murder on the Orient Express; 16. Missing persons and secret agents; Selected works for further reading.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521653039
Author:
Thomas, Ronald R.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Beer, Gillian
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Mystery & Detective Fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, English
Subject:
Forensic sciences
Subject:
Literature and science
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Literature and science -- Great Britain -- History.
Subject:
Forensic sciences -- History.
Subject:
Literature and science -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, English--Histo
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ;
Series Volume:
1177-326
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
361
Dimensions:
9.27x6.27x1.01 in. 1.30 lbs.

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