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Crime writing in interwar Britain : fact and fiction in the Golden Age /
Victoria Stewart, University of Leicester.
imprint
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
description
vii, 207 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
131651000X, 9781316510001
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imprint
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
isbn
131651000X
9781316510001
standard identifier
40027547920
contents note
Narratives of crime in interwar Britain -- Revisiting Victorian sensations -- F. Tennyson Jesse and the modern murderer -- In search of the perfect crime: Dorothy L. Sayers and detection in fact and fiction -- Dangerous men in interwar writing.
abstract
"Crime Writing in Interwar Britain The interwar period is often described as the 'Golden Age' of detective fiction, but many other kinds of crime writing, both factual and fictional, were also widely read during these years. Crime Writing in Interwar Britain: Fact and Fiction in the Golden Age considers some of this neglected material in order to provide a richer and more complex view of how crime and criminality were understood between the wars. A number of the authors discussed, including Dorothy L. Sayers, Marie Belloc Lowndes and F. Tennyson Jesse, wrote about crime in essays, book reviews, newspaper articles and works of popular criminology, as well as in novels and short stories. Placing debates about detective fiction in the context of this largely forgotten but rich and diverse culture of writing about crime will give a unique new picture of how criminality and the legal process were considered at this time"--
catalogue key
11473970
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-201) and index.

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