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A Counter-History of Crime Fiction : Supernatural, Gothic, Sensational (Paperback)

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Nominated for the Mystery Writers of America ''Edgar Awards''!"" "" "A Counter-History of Crime Fiction" takes a new look at the evolution of crime fiction, drawing on material from the Middle Ages up to the early Twentieth century, when the genre was theoretically defined as detective fiction. Considering ''criminography'' as a system of inter-related, even incestuous, sub-genres, Maurizio Ascari explores the connections between modes of literature such as revenge tragedies and providential fictions, the gothic and the ghost story, urban mysteries and anarchist fiction, while taking into account the influence of pseudo-sciences such as mesmerism and criminal anthropology.

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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Mfg Part# 9780230594623
SKU 211163082
Format Paperback
ISBN10 023059462X
Release Date 6/23/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0222
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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