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Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Bradford

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
Published Online: 
May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785801
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199658787.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199658787
Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction explores the history of ‘crime fiction’ and the various definitions of the genre and considers how it has developed over time. ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Richard Bradford

in Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
Published Online: 
May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785801
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199658787.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199658787
What are the true origins of modern crime fiction? ‘Origins’ explains that the sources can be found in 18th-century England with the fiction and criminal biographies of Daniel Defoe and ... More
5. Gender

5. Gender  

Richard Bradford

in Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2015
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May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785801
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199658787.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199658787
‘Gender’ considers the work of women crime writers and central female characters in the crime novel. In the relatively few novels featuring a woman detective produced between the period of ... More
4. International crime fiction

4. International crime fiction  

Richard Bradford

in Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2015
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May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785801
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199658787.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199658787
‘International crime fiction’ looks at crime writing in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia, East Asia, Latin America, and Scandinavia. Crime fiction in France was, and is, far more ... More
Bestsellers: A Very Short Introduction

Bestsellers: A Very Short Introduction  

John Sutherland

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776960
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199214891.001.0001
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book
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9780199214891
Bestsellers: A Very Short Introduction shows that bestseller lists monitor one of the strongest pulses in modern literature and are therefore worthy of serious study. It lifts ... More
2. The modern scene

2. The modern scene  

John Sutherland

in Bestsellers: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776960
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199214891.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199214891
Why, when reading is so private an activity, should people want, so simultaneously, the one ‘book of the day’? ‘The modern scene’ evokes the history of bestsellerism in images such as ... More
5. The British Bestseller

5. The British Bestseller  

John Sutherland

in Bestsellers: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776960
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199214891.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199214891
‘The British bestseller’ highlights the influence of cultural and commercial differences between Britain and the USA. The bestseller ‘machine’ arrived with Walter Scott. The early twentieth ... More

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