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Author McCaw, Neil, 1969-

Title Adapting detective fiction : crime, Englishness and the TV detectives / Neil McCaw
Published London ; New York : Continuum, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (200 pages)
Series Continuum literary studies
Continuum literary studies.
Contents Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction -- Adaptation and Cultural History; Chapter 2: Sherlock Holmes and the Authenticity of Crime; Chapter 3: Miss Marple, Criminality and Englishness; Chapter 4: Morse, Heritage and the End of History; Chapter 5: Jack Frost and the Condition of England Question; Chapter 6: Cadfael, Medievalism and Modern Nationhood; Chapter 7: DCI Barnaby and an English Aesthetics of Crime; Chapter 8: Conclusion -- Detecting the Nation; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Adapting Detective Fiction is a study of specific instances of adaptation, with close readings of both the originating sources and adapted texts. But it is also more than this. It is a study of the politics of representation in the last decades of the twentieth century, and the role television detective fiction plays in this. It is about the mutually-informing interrelation of cultural texts and political rhetoric, about the connection between the popular-cultural depiction of crime and criminality and how we come to understand human behaviour and culpability; most of all, it is a detailed con
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 174-188) and index
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Subject Detective and mystery stories, English -- Television adaptations.
Detective and mystery television programs -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
National characteristics, English -- History.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Television adaptations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1282912615
1441156623 (electronic bk.)
9781441156624 (electronic bk.)