A Counter-History of Crime Fiction

Supernatural, Gothic, Sensational

  • Authors
  • Maurizio Ascari

Part of the Crime Files Series book series (CF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Revising the Canon of Crime and Detection

    1. Maurizio Ascari
      Pages 1-13
  3. Supernatural and Gothic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Maurizio Ascari
      Pages 17-40
    3. Maurizio Ascari
      Pages 41-54
    4. Maurizio Ascari
      Pages 55-65
    5. Maurizio Ascari
      Pages 66-90
  4. Sensational

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Maurizio Ascari
      Pages 93-109
    3. Maurizio Ascari
      Pages 110-132
    4. Maurizio Ascari
      Pages 133-144
    5. Maurizio Ascari
      Pages 145-155
    6. Maurizio Ascari
      Pages 156-174
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 175-222

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

fiction rhetoric Victorian era

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