The Mysteries of the Cities: Urban Crime Fiction in the Nineteenth Century

The Mysteries of the Cities: Urban Crime Fiction in the Nineteenth Century

By: Stephen Knight (author)Paperback

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A popular crime genre in the nineteenth century, urban mysteries have largely been ignored ever since. This historical and critical text examines the origins of the innovative genre, which sought to grapple with the rise of enormous, anonymous cities, beginning in France in 1842, then spreading rapidly across the continent and into America and Australia. Writers covered include Eugene Sue, George Reynolds, George Lippard, ""Ned Buntline"" and Donald Cameron.

About Author

Stephen Knight is a well-known authority on crime fiction and literature through the ages. He has worked at universities in Australia, England and Wales.

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  • ISBN13: 9780786463411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780786463411
  • ISBN10: 0786463414

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