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Twelve Englishmen Of Mystery

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Author: Earl F. Bargainnier
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879722500
Size: 44.17 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 325
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Book Description: There are hundreds of satisfactory and satisfying British mystery writers whose works should be studied both for their own individual accomplishments and for their comments on the society in which they were published, in the last 150 years, but who have not received any critical comment lately. This volume is designed to correct that fault in a dozen of those unjustifiably neglected British authors: Wilkie Collins, A.E.W. Mason, G.K. Chesterton, H.C. Bailey, Anthony Berkeley Cox, Nicholas Blake, Michael Gilbert, Julian Symons, Dick Francis, Edmund Crispin, H.R.F. Keating, and Simon Brett.


Cops And Constables

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Author: Earl F. Bargainnier
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879723347
Size: 63.86 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 204
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Book Description: In both British and American detective fiction the police detective has emerged as a fictional protagonist. However, the American policemen have not achieved the prominence of their British counterparts. The thirteen essays in this volume indicate some of the principle elements which appear again and again in both British and American police procedurals.


Clues

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Size: 56.12 MB
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Category : Detective and mystery stories
Languages : en
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The Metaphysical Mysteries Of G K Chesterton

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Author: Laird R. Blackwell
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476671826
Size: 23.60 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 188
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Book Description: G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown stories are widely considered to be some of the finest detective short stories ever published, offering vivid writing, brilliant puzzles, biting social criticism, and metaphysical explorations of life's great questions. This book presents the first in-depth analysis of his works both as classics of the detective genre and as meaningful philosophical inquiries. The Father Brown stories are examined along with Chesterton's less well known fiction, including the short stories about Mr. Pond, Gabriel Gale, Basil and Rupert Grant, Horne Fisher, Dr. Adrian Hyde and Philip Swayne, and the novels The Man Who Was Thursday and Manalive.


H C Bailey S Reggie Fortune And The Golden Age Of Detective Fiction

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Author: Laird R. Blackwell
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476670692
Size: 32.75 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 188
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Book Description: H.C. Bailey’s detective Reggie Fortune was one of the most popular protagonists of the Golden Age of detective fiction. Fortune appeared in nine novels yet it was in a series of 84 short stories that were published from 1920 to 1940 where he truly shone, combining elements of several popular archetypes—the eccentric logician, the forensic investigator, the hard-boiled interrogator, the psychological profiler, the defender of justice. This critical study examines the Fortune stories in the context of other popular detective fiction of the era. Bailey’s classics are distinguished by well-clued puzzles, brilliant sleuthing, vivid description and social critique, with Fortune evoking images of Don Quixote and the Arthurian Knights in his pursuit of truth and justice in an uncaring world.


Crime Writers

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Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591589142
Size: 19.10 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 204
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Book Description: This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. * A timeline of major authors and events in the development of the crime fiction genre * Read-alike sections listing other authors whose works are similar in style or theme to those of ten major authors included in the book * Lists of major organizations and awards in the field of crime literature * A bibliography of online and print sources for biographical and critical information about crime genre authors


Comic Crime

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Author: Earl F. Bargainnier
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879723842
Size: 71.59 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 195
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Book Description: The humor of Sherlock Holmes, Donald Westlake, Agatha Christie, Michael Innes, and Edmund Crispin are just a few of those discussed. A major point highlighted by this book is simply that wit, slapstick. laughter, and an anything-can-happen motif appear in a significant amount of fiction about crime.


The Annotated Innocence Of Father Brown

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Author: G. K. Chesterton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486143228
Size: 38.86 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: Twelve of the popular Father Brown mysteries appear in this copiously annotated edition. Includes "The Blue Cross," "The Hammer of God," "The Eye of Apollo," and more.


Elusion Aforethought

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Author: Malcolm J. Turnbull
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879727161
Size: 14.41 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 156
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Book Description: Elusion Aforethought provides significant new material on the work of crime and detection fiction writer Anthony Berkeley Cox, a popular and prolific English journalist, satirist, and novelist in the period between World Wars I and II. Cox has been called one of the most important and influential of Golden Age detective fiction writers by such authorities as Haycraft, Symons, and Keating, yet he occupies a surprisingly ambivalent position in the history of the crime genre.


Perilous Escapades

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Author: Gary Hoppenstand
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476670552
Size: 15.84 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 183
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Book Description: Adventure fiction is one of the easiest narrative forms to recognize but one of the hardest to define because of its overlap with many other genres. This collection of essays attempts to characterize adventure fiction through the exploration of key elements—such as larger-than-life characters and imperialistic ideas—in the genre’s 19th- and 20th-century British and American works like The Scarlet Pimpernel by Orczy and Captain Blood by Sabatini. The author explores the cultural and literary impact of such works, presenting forgotten classics in a new light.


100 British Crime Writers

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Author: Esme Miskimmin
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 113731902X
Size: 19.68 MB
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Languages : en
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Suspense In The Formula Story

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Author: George N. Dove
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879724566
Size: 11.16 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 137
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Book Description: Dove states that the purpose of this book is "to develop a theoretical base for a critical approach to the interpretation of the formula story." Such an approach should take into account the relationship between author and reader that determines such tacit agreements as the two axioms of formula fiction, the reader-knowledge convention, and the signals that pass between author and reader. Specifically, the chief concern of this book will be the criticism/interpretation of the mystery.


H R F Keating Post Colonial Detection

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Author: Meera Tamaya
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879726324
Size: 24.79 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 166
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Book Description: Like Hillerman and McClure, Keating is not only an outsider, but as an Englishman writing about a former colony he is in grave danger of what Edward Said says western writers often do: construct the Orient as the mysterious Other. However, Keating's portrayal of India, complex, subtle and deeply humanistic in the E.M. Forster tradition, has been praised by Indians, as Hillerman has been honored by Navajos, for the fairness of his portrayals.


Ken Follett

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Author: Ken Follett
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313294150
Size: 68.60 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 180
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Book Description: The first comprehensive study of the novels of Ken Follett, master of the spy thriller.


In The Beginning

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Author: Mary Jean DeMarr
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879726744
Size: 27.14 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 227
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Book Description: This volume contains fourteen essays by authoritative academics studying the field of mystery and detective fiction. The essays all concentrate on the first novels in established series, analyzing ways in which the opening books of the series do or do not create patterns followed in succeeding novels.


Guide To British Prose Fiction Explication

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Author: Lynn Beene
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN:
Size: 55.31 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 697
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Book Description: An unannotated bibliography of criticism, mostly journal articles, of prose written during the past two centuries by selected authors either from Britain or clearly part of British culture, including Scot Walter Scott, New Zealander Katherine Mansfield, and Canadian Margaret Atwood. The works cited range from contemporary professional reviews to semiotic interpretations, from New Critical approaches to new historicist readings, from linguistic subtleties to cross-cultural estimations. The arrangement descends from prose author, to title of work, and finally critic. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR