The Resource Women writers and detectives in nineteenth-century crime fiction : the mothers of the mystery genre, Lucy Sussex

Women writers and detectives in nineteenth-century crime fiction : the mothers of the mystery genre, Lucy Sussex

Label
Women writers and detectives in nineteenth-century crime fiction : the mothers of the mystery genre
Title
Women writers and detectives in nineteenth-century crime fiction
Title remainder
the mothers of the mystery genre
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Sussex
Title variation
Women writers and detectives in 19th-century crime fiction
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is a study of the "mothers" of the mystery genre. Traditionally the invention of crime writing has been ascribed to Poe, Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle, but they had formidable women rivals, whose work has been until recently largely forgotten. The purpose of this book is to "cherchez les femmes," in a project of rediscovery"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1957-
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Sussex, Lucy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR868.D4
LC item number
S87 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Crime files series.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • English fiction
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • American fiction
  • Kriminalliteratur
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Kriminalliteratur
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Englisch
  • Motiv (Literatur)
  • Detektivin
  • Schriftstellerin
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Kriminalliteratur
  • Kriminalliteratur
  • Frau
  • Frau
  • Englisch
Label
Women writers and detectives in nineteenth-century crime fiction : the mothers of the mystery genre, Lucy Sussex
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-205) and index
Contents
Foreword / Val McDermid -- Introduction: Look for the women -- 'Origins are multifarious and unclean!' : the beginnings of crime fiction -- Mrs. Radcliffe as Conan Doyle? -- 'A most preposterous organ of wonder' : Catherine Crowe -- 'I'm a thief taker, young lady' -- Getting away with murder : Mary Braddon -- 'Dead! And never called me mother' : Ellen (Mrs. Henry) Wood -- The (feminine) eye of the law : Mary Helena Fortune -- A Jill of all writing trades : Metta Victoria Fuller Victor ('Seeley Regester') -- The art of murder : Anna Katharine Green -- Conclusion: 'She has got a murderess in manuscript in her bedroom' -- A timeline of early true crime and its fictions
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780230272293
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010027588
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)646811271
  • (OCoLC)ocn646811271
Label
Women writers and detectives in nineteenth-century crime fiction : the mothers of the mystery genre, Lucy Sussex
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-205) and index
Contents
Foreword / Val McDermid -- Introduction: Look for the women -- 'Origins are multifarious and unclean!' : the beginnings of crime fiction -- Mrs. Radcliffe as Conan Doyle? -- 'A most preposterous organ of wonder' : Catherine Crowe -- 'I'm a thief taker, young lady' -- Getting away with murder : Mary Braddon -- 'Dead! And never called me mother' : Ellen (Mrs. Henry) Wood -- The (feminine) eye of the law : Mary Helena Fortune -- A Jill of all writing trades : Metta Victoria Fuller Victor ('Seeley Regester') -- The art of murder : Anna Katharine Green -- Conclusion: 'She has got a murderess in manuscript in her bedroom' -- A timeline of early true crime and its fictions
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780230272293
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010027588
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)646811271
  • (OCoLC)ocn646811271

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