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Purity and contamination in late Victorian detective fiction / Christopher Pittard.

  • Pittard, Christopher
Date:
[2011], ©2011
  • Books

About this work

Description

Concentrating on works by authors such as Fergus Hume, Arthur Conan Doyle, Grant Allen, and Marie Belloc Lowndes, Christopher Pittard explores the complex relation between the emergence of detective fictions in the 1880s and 1890s and the concept of purity.

Publication/Creation

Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate, [2011], ©2011.

Physical description

x, 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-251) and index.

Contents

Introduction: (Mrs) Hudson's soap: reading purity in detective fiction -- A strange inverted world": sensation and social purity in the mystery of a Hansom cab -- "Cheap, healthful literature": the Strand magazine, purified reading communities, and fictions of crime -- A criminal man of many faces: Grant Allen and the delinquent body -- Studies in Scarlet: medicine, detection, vivisection -- Tales of the unintended: reinventing Victorian criminality -- Conclusion: the eugenics of genre.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    ZFW.AI.AA8
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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780754668138
  • 0754668134