Late Victorian Crime Fiction in the Shadows of Sherlock

  • Clare Clarke

Part of the Crime Files Series book series (CF)

About this book


This book investigates the development of crime fiction in the 1880s and 1890s, challenging studies of late-Victorian crime fiction which have given undue prominence to a handful of key figures and have offered an over-simplified analytical framework, thereby overlooking the generic, moral, and formal complexities of the nascent genre.


Sherlock Holmes Victorian Crime Fiction Detective Fiction David Hume empire fiction genre press Robert Louis Stevenson Victorian era

Authors and affiliations

  • Clare Clarke
    • 1
  1. 1.Trinity College DublinIreland

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