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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
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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
Introduction

Introduction  

David Weir

in Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780190610258
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190610227.003.0001
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chapter
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9780190610227
The Introduction first considers the etymological and historical meanings of decadence. Different interpretations of the word “decadence” point to historical decline, social decay, and ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Richard Bradford

in Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2015
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May 2015
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9780191785801
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10.1093/actrade/9780199658787.003.0001
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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
3. Transitions

3. Transitions  

Richard Bradford

in Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2015
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May 2015
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9780191785801
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199658787.003.0003
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9780199658787
From the mid-1960s to the early 21st century the mainstays of British detective fiction have been Reginald Hill, Colin Dexter, Ruth Rendell, R.D. Wingfield, Ian Rankin, and P.D. James. ... 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
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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
7. Can crime fiction be taken seriously?

7. Can crime fiction be taken seriously?  

Richard Bradford

in Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2015
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May 2015
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9780191785801
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199658787.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199658787
The answer to this question is yes. ‘Can crime fiction be taken seriously?’ concludes that there are crime novelists whose work engages with profound social, moral, and existential issues, ... More
3. Nineteenth-century prose: the revelation of Latin America

3. Nineteenth-century prose: the revelation of Latin America  

Roberto González Echevarría

in Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365838
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199754915.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199754915
‘Nineteenth-century prose: the revelation of Latin America’ explores the descriptive and analytic prose of Latin America. Narrative work requires a conception of time. The discovery of the ... More
4. The American Bestseller

4. The American Bestseller  

John Sutherland

in Bestsellers: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776960
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199214891.003.0004
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9780199214891
‘The American bestseller’ traces its evolution from the nineteenth century to the present day. Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) broke the Scott and Dickens mould in America, while Mark Twain forged ... More
3. 1789–1850: The promise and perils of nationhood

3. 1789–1850: The promise and perils of nationhood  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365715
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0003
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chapter
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9780195389142
The beginnings of nationhood were likely to be tough. Freedom also brought social and economic changes, reformist enthusiasm, religious fever, and cultural creativity. ‘1789–1850: The ... More

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