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The mysteries of the cities : urban crime fiction in the nineteenth century /
Stephen Knight.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2012.
description
vii, 232 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0786463414 (Paper), 9780786463411 (Paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2012.
isbn
0786463414 (Paper)
9780786463411 (Paper)
abstract
"A popular crime genre in the nineteenth century, urban mysteries have largely been ignored ever since. This historical and critical text examines the origins of the innovative genre, which sought to grapple with the rise of enormous, anonymous cities, beginning in France in 1842, then spreading rapidly across the continent and into America and Australia"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
8241029
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-225) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Stephen Knight is a well-known authority on crime fiction and literature through the ages. He has worked at universities in Australia, England and Wales. Currently, he is a research professor in English literature at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
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Main Description
A popular crime genre in the nineteenth century, urban mysteries have largely been ignored ever since. This historical and critical text examines the origins of the innovative genre, which sought to grapple with the rise of enormous, anonymous cities, beginning in France in 1842, then spreading rapidly across the continent and into America and Australia. Writers covered include Eugene Sue, George Reynolds, George Lippard, "Ned Buntline" and Donald Cameron.
Main Description
A popular crime genre in the nineteenth century, urban mysteries have largely been ignored ever since. This historical and critical text examines the origins of the innovative genre, which grappled with the rise of enormous, anonymous cities, beginning in France in 1842, then spreading rapidly across the continent and to America and Australia. Writers covered include Eugene Sue, George Reynolds, Paul Feval, George Lippard, Ned Buntline and Donald Cameron.
Library of Congress Summary
"A popular crime genre in the nineteenth century, urban mysteries have largely been ignored ever since. This historical and critical text examines the origins of the innovative genre, which sought to grapple with the rise of enormous, anonymous cities, beginning in France in 1842, then spreading rapidly across the continent and into America and Australia"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 5
Master of the Mysteries: Eugene Sues Les Mystéres de Parisp. 13
The Voice of the People: George Reynolds's The Mysteries of Londonp. 56
Across the Channel: Paul Féval's Les Mystéres de Londresp. 112
The Philadelphia Version: George Lippard's The Quaker Cityp. 131
"A Perfect Daguerreotype of This Great City": Edward Zane Carroll Judson s The Mysteries and Miseries of New Yorkp. 156
Mysteries Across the World: Donald Cameron's The Mysteries of Melbourne Lifep. 182
Notesp. 205
Bibliographyp. 219
Indexp. 227
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