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Title The Cambridge companion to crime fiction / [edited by] Martin Priestman
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Description Electronic book
1 online resource (xvii, 287 pages) : PDF file(s)
Series Cambridge Companions Online
Cambridge companions to literature
The Cambridge companions complete collection
Cambridge Companions Online
Cambridge companions complete collection
Cambridge companions to literature
Contents Introduction: Crime fiction and detective fiction -- Eighteenth-century crime writing / Ian A. Bell -- The Newgate novel and sensation fiction, 1830-1868 / Lynn Pykett -- The short story from Poe to Chesterton / Martin Kayman -- French crime fiction / Sita Schütt -- The golden age / Stephen Knight -- The private eye / Dennis Porter -- Spy fiction / Davis Seed -- The thriller / David Glover -- Postwar American police fiction / LeRoy Lad Panek -- Postwar British crime fiction / Martin Priestman -- Women detectives / Maureen T. Reddy -- Black crime fiction / Andrew Pepper -- Crime on film and TV / Nickianne Moody -- Detection and literary fiction / Laura Marcus
Summary The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction 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 Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, it considers other kinds of fiction where crime plays a substantial part, such as the thriller and spy fiction. It also includes chapters on the treatment of crime in eighteenth-century literature, French and Victorian fiction, women and black detectives, crime on film and TV, police fiction and postmodernist uses of the detective form. The collection, by an international team of established specialists, offers students invaluable reference material including a chronology and guides to further reading. The volume aims to ensure that its readers will be grounded in the history of crime fiction and its critical reception
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Subject Crime in literature
Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism
Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism
Popular literature -- English-speaking countries -- History and criticism
Crime in literature.
Detective and mystery stories, American.
Detective and mystery stories, English.
English Literature.
Languages & Literatures.
Popular literature.
English-speaking countries.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Priestman, Martin, 1949- editor
ISBN 0511999380
9780511999383 (electronic book)