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Key Concepts in Crime Fiction

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 240
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Key Concepts: Literature

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Paperback - 9780230551251

15 October 2011

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31 August 2011

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An insight into a popular yet complex genre that has developed over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The volume explores the contemporary anxieties to which crime fiction responds, along with society's changing...

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An insight into a popular yet complex genre that has developed over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The volume explores the contemporary anxieties to which crime fiction responds, along with society's changing conceptions of crime and criminality. The book covers texts, contexts and criticism in an accessible and user-friendly format.

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Rapidly growing subject area within English Literature, whilst appealing to students in numerous additional fields including Cultural Studies, Film, Media Studies, Creative Writing, Linguistic Stylistics, and Sociology
Covers key texts and criticisms over two centuries and puts them into wider context
Clear and accessible yet detailed and comprehensive overview
Fully uptodate on the latest developments

General Editors' Preface
Introductory Essay
Chronology
Contexts: History, Politics, Culture
Literature: Texts, Themes, Issues
Criticism: Approaches, Theory, Practice
Index.

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HEATHER WORTHINGTON lectures in the School of English, Philosophy and Communication at Cardiff University, UK, and is the author of The Rise of the Detective in Early Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

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HEATHER WORTHINGTON lectures in the School of English, Philosophy and Communication at Cardiff University, UK, and is the author of The Rise of the Detective in Early Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

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