Century of Detection Twenty Great Mystery Stories, 1841-1940

ISBN-10: 0786446501
ISBN-13: 9780786446506
Edition: 2010
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Description: Designed for both mystery lovers and professors who teach detective fiction, this text examines the history of the genre from 1841 through 1940, a period which spawned some of its greatest writers. Taken together, the stories provide a chronological  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 378
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Designed for both mystery lovers and professors who teach detective fiction, this text examines the history of the genre from 1841 through 1940, a period which spawned some of its greatest writers. Taken together, the stories provide a chronological and thematic survey through a crucial period of the genre's initial development. The volume includes stories by Edgar Allen Poe, Wilkie Collins, Mark Twain, Arthur Conan Doyle, Bret Harte, G. K. Chesterton, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Anna Katherine Green, Baroness Orzcy, Susan Glaspell, Carroll John Daly, Dashiell Hammett, Cornell Woolrich, Pauline Hopkins, Chester Himes, and Ralph Ellison.

Preface
Introduction
The Invention of Modern Detection
Edgar Allan Poe
The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe
The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe
The Gold-Bug by Edger Allan Poe
Variations on Poe. Expansions To The Form
Wilkie Collins
Who Is the Thief? by Wilkie Collins
Mark Twain
The Stolen White Elephant by Mark Twain
G. K. Chesterton
The Blue Cross by G. K. Chesterton
The World's Most Celebrated Detective
Arthur Conan Doyle
A Scandal in Bohemia by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Final Problem by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Bret Harte
The Stolen Cigar Case by Bret Harte
Gender, Sexuality, And Detection
Mary Wilkins Freeman
The Long Arm by Mary Wilkins Freeman
Baroness Orczy
The Nine score Mystery by Baroness Orczy
Anna Katharine Green
Missing: Page Thirteen by Anna Katharine Green
Susan Glaspell
A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell
Tough Guys
Carroll John Daly
The False Burton Combs by Carroll John Daly
Dashiell Hammett
The Road Home by Dashiell Hammett
Cornell Woolrich
Murder at the Automat by Cornell Woolrich
Race And Detection
Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins
Talma Gordon by Pauline Hopkins
Chester Himes
He Knew by Chester Himes
Ralph Ellison
The Birthmark by Ralph Ellison
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