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Title Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915 : rereading the fin de siècle / edited by Victoria Margree, Daniel Orrells and Minna Vuohelainen
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Interventions : rethinking the nineteenth century
Interventions: rethinking the nineteenth century (Series)
Contents Cover; Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915; Contents; List of figures; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: Victoria Margree, Daniel Orrells and Minna Vuohelainen; Part I: Richard Marsh and topical discourses of crime; 2 Tall tales and true: Richard Marsh and late Victorian journalism: Nick Freeman; 3 Mrs Musgrave's stain of madness: Marsh and the female offender: Johan Höglund; 4 'The most dangerous thing in England'? Detection, deviance and disability in Richard Marsh's Judith Lee stories: Minna Vuohelainen
9 'Something was going from me -- the capacity, as it were, to be myself': 'transformational objects' and the Gothic fiction of Richard Marsh: Graeme Pedlingham10 Decadent aesthetics and Richard Marsh's The Mystery of Philip Bennion's Death: Daniel Orrells; 11 'Something on which you may exercise your ingenuity': diamonds and curious collectables in the fin-de-siècle fiction of Richard Marsh: Jessica Allsop; Index
Part II: Richard Marsh, masculinity and money5 Speculative society, risk and the crime thriller: The Datchet Diamonds: Victoria Margree; 6 'The crowd would have it that I was a hero': populism, New Humour and the male clerk in Marsh's Sam Briggs adventures: Mackenzie Bartlett; Part III: Richard Marsh and the imperial Gothic; 7 'In that Egyptian den': situating The Beetle within the fin-de-siècle fiction of Gothic Egypt: Ailise Bulfin; 8 Automata, plot machinery and the imperial Gothic in Richard Marsh's The Goddess: Neil Hultgren; Part IV: Richard Marsh and object relations
Summary This volume explores the novels and short stories of the popular author Richard Marsh through a range of critical lenses. An exemplary figure of the New Grub Street, Marsh was an important presence within fin-de-siècle literary culture, whose middlebrow genre fiction simultaneously reinforces and challenges the dominant discourses of the period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 28, 2018)
Subject Marsh, Richard, -1915 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Marsh, Richard, -1915.
English fiction -- History -- 19th century
English fiction -- History -- 20th century
Popular literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Popular literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
English fiction.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Popular literature.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Margree, Victoria, editor.
Orrells, Daniel, editor.
Vuohelainen, Minna, editor.
ISBN 1526124351