Late Victorian Crime Fiction in the Shadows of Sherlock (Crime Files) (Paperback)

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Introduction 1. 'Ordinary Secret Sinners': Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). 2. 'The most popular book of modern times': Fergus Hume's The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (1886). 3. 'L'homme c'est rien - l'oeuvre c'est tout': the Sherlock Holmes stories and work. 4. Something for 'the silly season': Policing and the Press in Israel Zangwill's The Big Bow Mystery (1891). 5. Tales of 'mean streets': the criminal-detective in Arthur Morrison's The Dorrington Deed-Box (1897). 6. A Criminal in Disguise': class and empire in Guy Boothby's A Prince of Swindlers (1897). Conclusion Works Cited Index.

About the Author


Clare Clarke is Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She specialises in detective fiction and the literature and culture of the late-Victorian era. Her research has been published in CLUES, Women's Writing, and Victorian Literature and Culture.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781349351305
ISBN-10: 134935130X
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: January 1st, 2014
Pages: 221
Language: English
Series: Crime Files