development of the detective novel by Alma Elizabeth Murch

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Published by Philosophical Library in New York .

Written in English

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  • Detective and mystery stories -- History and criticism

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Bibliography: p. 258-269

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Pagination272 p.
Number of Pages272
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Open LibraryOL14597467M
LC Control Number58059403

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See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. A Cited by: Murch gives a very comprehensive account of the development of detective fiction by alternatively looking at the publication of works in America, Britain and France.

In doing so the author is not only able to point out the ways in which the literary "tradition" differed per country, but also succeeds in showing how the authors from different countries influenced one another/5.

Detective fiction, as we know it today, truly began in when Edgar Allan Poe introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin in the short story The Murders in the Rue Morgue. Two women were brutally murdered in a baffling and grotesque manner, the police appear baffled, Dupin leads his own investigation and succeeds were the regular authorities have failed, so setting in stone the basis of.

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