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Key concepts in crime fiction /
Heather Worthington.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
xxv, 207 p.
ISBN
0230551254 (pbk.), 9780230551251 (pbk.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
0230551254 (pbk.)
9780230551251 (pbk.)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: -- General Editors' Preface -- Introductory Essay -- Chronology -- Contexts: History, Politics, Culture -- Literature: Texts, Themes, Issues -- Criticism: Approaches, Theory, Practice -- Index.
abstract
"An insight into a popular yet complex genre that has developed over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The volume explores the contemporary anxieties to which crime fiction responds, along with society's changing conceptions of crime and criminality. The book covers texts, contexts and criticism in an accessible and user-friendly format"--
catalogue key
8178759
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Heather Worthington is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University where she teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century crime fiction, Victorian literature, sensation fiction and children's literature.
Summaries
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A concise overview of an increasingly popular genre among students of English Literature and Cultural Studies, covering key texts, contexts and criticisms over two centuries
Main Description
A concise overview of an increasingly popular genre among students of English Literature and Cultural Studies, covering key texts, contexts and criticisms over two centuries An insight into a popular yet complex genre that has developed over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The volume explores the contemporary anxieties to which crime fiction responds, along with society's changing conceptions of crime and criminality. The book covers texts, contexts and criticism in an accessible and user-friendly format.
Main Description
Key Concepts in Crime Fiction is a lively and accessible guide for anyone interested in crime fiction. It provides a guided tour through the development of the genre from the true-crime narratives of the eighteenth century to the diverse modern crime fiction now available. With clear and comprehensive coverage, this volume offers an exciting insight into the many forms and major themes and issues which characterize the literature in this genre, and locates a wide variety of crime narratives in their literary, cultural and historical contexts.
Main Description
An insight into a popular yet complex genre that has developed over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The volume explores the contemporary anxieties to which crime fiction responds, along with society's changing conceptions of crime and criminality. The book covers texts, contexts and criticism in an accessible and user-friendly format.
Bowker Data Service Summary
An insight into a popular yet complex genre that has developed over the 19th and 20th centuries. The volume explores the contemporary anxieties to which crime fiction responds, along with society's changing conceptions of crime and criminality.
Table of Contents
General Editor's Prefacep. viii
General Introductionp. ix
Contexts: History, Politics, Culturep. 1
Introductionp. 1
Cities and urbanisationp. 2
Crime and criminalityp. 9
Detectives and detectionp. 15
Evidencep. 33
Gender and sexualityp. 41
The lawp. 53
Police and policingp. 61
Race, colour and creedp. 72
Texts: Themes, Issues, Conceptsp. 88
Introductionp. 88
American crime fictionp. 90
Children's crime fictionp. 97
Early criminographyp. 103
Feminist crime fictionp. 108
Golden-Age crime fictionp. 115
Hard-boiled detective fictionp. 121
Historical crime fictionp. 130
The police proceduralp. 140
Criticism: Approaches, Theory, Practicep. 152
Introductionp. 152
Cultural materialismp. 160
Feminismp. 165
Postcolonialismp. 170
Postmodernismp. 176
Chronologyp. 182
Indexp. 192
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