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A counter-history of crime fiction : supernatural, gothic, sensational /

by Ascari, Maurizio [aut].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Crime files: Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, 2009Description: xv, 222 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780230594623 (pbk); 9780230525009 (hbk. : alk. paper); 0230525008 (hbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism | Supernatural in literature | Sensationalism in literatureOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents only Awards: Nominated for the Edgar Awards.Summary: This book takes a look at the evolution of crime fiction. Considering 'criminography' as a system of inter-related sub-genres, it explores the connections between modes of literature such as revenge tragedies, the gothic and anarchist fiction, while taking into account the influence of pseudo-sciences such as mesmerism and criminal anthropology.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-212) and index.

This book takes a look at the evolution of crime fiction. Considering 'criminography' as a system of inter-related sub-genres, it explores the connections between modes of literature such as revenge tragedies, the gothic and anarchist fiction, while taking into account the influence of pseudo-sciences such as mesmerism and criminal anthropology.

Nominated for the Edgar Awards.