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Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction

ISBN-10: 0521008719
ISBN-13: 9780521008716
Edition: 2003
Authors: Martin Priestman
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Description: In addition to covering the "detective" fiction of writers like Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, this collection of British and American crime fiction considers other kinds of fiction where crime plays a substantial part,  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 310
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

In addition to covering the "detective" fiction of writers like Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, this collection of British and American crime fiction considers other kinds of fiction where crime plays a substantial part, such as the thriller and spy fiction. Ranging over the last three centuries, it includes chapters on the analysis of crime in eighteenth-century literature; French and Victorian fiction; women and black detectives; crime on film and TV; and police fiction and postmodernist uses of the detective form.

Chronology
Introduction: crime fiction and detective fiction
Eighteenth-century crime writing
The Newgate novel and sensation fiction, 1830-1868
The short story from Poe to Chesterton
French crime fiction
The golden age
The private eye
Spy fiction
The thriller
Postwar American police fiction
Postwar British crime fiction
Women detectives
Black crime fiction
Crime on film and TV
Detection and literary fiction Laura Marcus
Guide to further reading

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