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The Origins of the American Detective Story (Paperback)

Author: Panek, Leroy

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Focusing especially on turn-of-the-century publications, this volume covers the formative years of American detective fiction, enumerating the societal forces which changed the sensation-laden detective narrative of the mid19th century to the modern detective story which appeared in the years after World War I. It examines elements which influenced the writers of the time including the rise and decline of police as an institution; the parallel development of private detectives; and the birth of the crusading newspaper reporter. The work also looks at the beginnings of forensic science and criminology as well as the ways in which this new awareness changed the rules of evidence and judicial procedures -- and consequently, the detective story.


Publisher McFarland & Company
Mfg Part# 9780786427765
SKU 202909351
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0786427760
Release Date 6/11/2013
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0227
Publisher McFarland & Company

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