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The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction

The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction

  • Author: Deane Mansfield-Kelley,Lois A. Marchino
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780321195012
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 482
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A detective fiction anthology filled with award winning short stories, information on the authors who wrote them, discussion about the history and evolution of the genre, and important literary criticism.

Death by Pen

Death by Pen

The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction from Poe to Paretsky

  • Author: Deane Mansfield-Kelley,Lois A. Marchino
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780205518494
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 482
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Presents stories about amateur detectives, private investigators, and the police from the nineteenth century origins of detective fiction to the present, along with critical articles on the genre.

Murderous Schemes

Murderous Schemes

An Anthology of Classic Detective Stories

  • Author: Donald E. Westlake,International Association of Crime Writers
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195104870
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 528
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Thirty-two classic crime stories are arranged according to eight common plots of detective fiction

Talking About Detective Fiction

Talking About Detective Fiction

  • Author: P. D. James
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307593320
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 208
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In a perfect marriage of author and subject, P. D. James—one of the most widely admired writers of detective fiction at work today—gives us a personal, lively, illuminating exploration of the human appetite for mystery and mayhem, and of those writers who have satisfied it. P. D. James examines the genre from top to bottom, beginning with the mysteries at the hearts of such novels as Charles Dickens’s Bleak House and Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White, and bringing us into the present with such writers as Colin Dexter and Henning Mankell. Along the way she writes about Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie (“arch-breaker of rules”), Josephine Tey, Dashiell Hammett, and Peter Lovesey, among many others. She traces their lives into and out of their fiction, clarifies their individual styles, and gives us indelible portraits of the characters they’ve created, from Sherlock Holmes to Sara Paretsky’s sexually liberated female investigator, V. I. Warshawski. She compares British and American Golden Age mystery writing. She discusses detective fiction as social history, the stylistic components of the genre, her own process of writing, how critics have reacted over the years, and what she sees as a renewal of detective fiction—and of the detective hero—in recent years. There is perhaps no one who could write about this enduring genre of storytelling with equal authority and flair: it is essential reading for every lover of detective fiction. From the Hardcover edition.

A New Omnibus of Crime

A New Omnibus of Crime

  • Author: Tony Hillerman,Rosemary Herbert,Sue Grafton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195182146
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 434
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In this collection of mystery short fiction from the early 1930s to the present, each selection is introduced and placed in the context of the author and the genre's literary history and includes works by Paul Theroux, P. D. James, Sue Grafton, Dennis Lehane, Patricia Highsmith, Joyce Carol Oates, and other notables.

A Companion to Crime Fiction

A Companion to Crime Fiction

  • Author: Charles J. Rzepka,Lee Horsley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444317923
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 648
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A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day A collection of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from a team of leading scholars across the globe make this Companion the definitive guide to crime fiction Follows the development of the genre from its origins in the eighteenth century through to its phenomenal present day popularity Features full-length critical essays on the most significant authors and film-makers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett to Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese exploring the ways in which they have shaped and influenced the field Includes extensive references to the most up-to-date scholarship, and a comprehensive bibliography

Detective Fiction

Detective Fiction

  • Author: Charles J. Rzepka
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 9780745629421
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 273
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Detective Fiction is a clear and compelling look at some of the best known, yet least–understood, characters and texts of the modern day. Charles J. Rzepka traces the history of the genre from its modern beginnings in the early eighteenth century, with the criminal broadsheets and ′true′ crime stories of The Newgate Calendar, to its present state of diversity, innovation, and worldwide diffusion, in a manner that students and scholars alike will find readable and provocative. The book focuses particularly on the relationship of detective fiction′s emerging ′puzzle–element′ to the investigative methods of the nascent historical sciences, and to popular cultural attitudes toward history, particularly in Great Britain and the United States. In addition, the author examines the specific impact of urbanization, the rise of the professions, brain science, legal and social reform, war and economic dislocation, class–consciousness, and changing concepts of race and gender. Extended close readings of the classics of Detective Fiction in several ′Casebook′ essays devoted to seminal works by Poe, Doyle, Sayers, and Chandler show in detail how the genre has responded to these influences over the last century and a half. They also serve to introduce students to a variety of current critical approaches. Undergraduate students of Detective and Crime Fiction and of genre fiction in general, will find this book essential reading. ′Cool, savvy, and utterly compelling: every page of Charles J. Rzepka′s magnificent history of detective fiction displays the forensic panache of the true connoisseur of murder. Commanding an unrivalled breadth of reference and depth of insight, the book is a must–read for everyone interested in detective fiction.′ Nicholas Roe, University of St Andrews ′In this sustained analysis of the emergence and development of detective fiction in England and America, Charles Rzepka has produced both a compelling cultural history and a skilful demonstration of what Poe aptly called "the moral activity which disentangles". It will become an indispensable guide to serious students of detective literature.′ Ronald R. Thomas, University of Puget Sound

Popular Fiction

Popular Fiction

An Anthology

  • Author: Gary Hoppenstand
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780321011640
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 790
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This exciting and unique new anthology offers the best of popular fiction, including 45 short stories and one short novel that highlight the major genres of romance, horror fiction, science fiction, detective stories and adventure. Some of the world's most popular authors, from Edgar Allen Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle to Stephen King and Ian Fleming, are featured. Supporting this definitive collection of stories are ten non-fiction essays which discuss the key elements for writing in each genre.

Detection by Gaslight

Detection by Gaslight

  • Author: Douglas G. Greene
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486114120
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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Fourteen extraordinary Victorian and Edwardian crime stories by Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jacques Futrelle, G. K. Chesterton, and others — many never before published in book form.

The Killing Spirit

The Killing Spirit

  • Author: Jay Hopler
  • Publisher: The Overlook Press
  • ISBN: 1468305530
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 310
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An anthology of contractual murder. A collection of writings about hit men, including stories, screenplays, and poems—and with an appendix listing hit-man films—includes works by such writers as Hemingway, Graham Greene, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Charles Bukowski, Malinda McCollum, and Robert Lowell.

The Leavenworth Case

The Leavenworth Case

Anna's Detective Story

  • Author: Anna Katherine Green
  • Publisher: 谷月社
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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THAT the guilty person for whom Eleanore Leavenworth stood ready to sacrifice herself was one for whom she had formerly cherished affection, I could no longer doubt; love, or the strong sense of duty growing out of love, being alone sufficient to account for such determined action. Obnoxious as it was to all my prejudices, one name alone, that of the commonplace secretary, with his sudden heats and changeful manners, his odd ways and studied self-possession, would recur to my mind whenever I asked myself who this person could be. Not that, without the light which had been thrown upon the affair by Eleanore's strange behavior, I should have selected this man as one in any way open to suspicion; the peculiarity of his manner at the inquest not being marked enough to counteract the improbability of one in his relations to the deceased finding sufficient motive for a crime so manifestly without favorable results to himself. But if love had entered as a factor into the affair, what might not be expected? James Harwell, simple amanuensis to a retired tea-merchant, was one man; James Harwell, swayed by passion for a woman beautiful as Eleanore Leavenworth, was another; and in placing him upon the list of those parties open to suspicion I felt I was only doing what was warranted by a proper consideration of probabilities. But, between casual suspicion and actual proof, what a gulf! To believe James Harwell capable of guilt, and to find evidence enough to accuse him of it, were two very different things. I felt myself instinctively shrink from the task, before I had fully made up my mind to attempt it; some relenting thought of his unhappy position, if innocent, forcing itself upon me, and making my very distrust of him seem personally ungenerous if not absolutely unjust. If I had liked the man better, I should not have been so ready to look upon him with doubt....

From Postwar to Postmodern

From Postwar to Postmodern

Art in Japan 1945-1989 : Primary Documents

  • Author: Doryun Chong
  • Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
  • ISBN: 9780822353683
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 440
  • View: 2061
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"Brings together critical historical documents, many of which are translated into English for the first time, in Japanese arts from the end of World War II through the next four and a half decades."--P. 14.

The Longman Anthology of Drama and Theater

The Longman Anthology of Drama and Theater

A Global Perspective

  • Author: Michael L. Greenwald,Mike Greenwald,Roger Schultz,Roberto Dario Pomo
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
  • ISBN: 9780321291387
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 1808
  • View: 5653
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The Longman Anthology of World Drama and Theatre is a fully-integrated text/anthology of drama with a global emphasis for the Introduction to Drama course. Divided into two parts: Part One covers the origins of drama: genres, conventions, styles and descriptions of roles, and Part Two is a six chapter anthology of plays, including plays from around the world with a solid core of western plays. Each chapter in Part Two includes visuals, maps, timelines, biographical and contextual headnotes, and an overview of the history and conventions of each period that help students gain a better understanding of the drama and theater being presented.

Hamilton and Philosophy

Hamilton and Philosophy

Revolutionary Thinking

  • Author: Aaron Rabinowitz,Robert Arp
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing
  • ISBN: 0812699661
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
  • View: 7548
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In Hamilton and Philosophy, professional thinkers expose, examine, and ponder the deep and controversial implications of this runaway hit Broadway musical. One cluster of questions relates to the matter of historical accuracy in relation to entertainment. To what extent is Hamilton genuine history, or is it more a reflection of America today than in the eighteenth century? What happens when history becomes dramatic art, and is some falsification of history unavoidable? One point of view is that the real Alexander Hamilton was an outsider, and any objective approach to Hamilton has to be that of an outsider. Politics always involves a debate over who is on the margins and who is allowed into the center. Then there is the question of emphasizing Hamilton’s revolutionary aspect, when he was autocratic and not truly democratic. But this can be defended as presenting a contradictory personality in a unique historical moment. Hamilton’s character is also one that blends ambition, thirst for fame, and concern for his immortal legacy, with inability to see his own limitations, yet combined with devotion to honor and the cultivation of virtue. Hamilton’s evident ambition led him to be likened to Macbeth and Shakespearean tragedy can explain much of his life.

If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O

If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O

  • Author: Sharyn McCrumb
  • Publisher: Fawcett Books
  • ISBN: 0345369068
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 312
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Sheriff Spencer Arrowood investigates the threatening messages being sent to Peggy Muryan, a famous folksinger of the 1960s, who has returned to her hometown of Hamelin, Tennessee, in search of peace and quiet

Essentials of Abnormal Psychology

Essentials of Abnormal Psychology

  • Author: V. Mark Durand,David H. Barlow,Stefan G. Hofmann
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1337670774
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 704
  • View: 796
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Fully integrating the DSM-5, Durand, Barlow, and Hofmann describe abnormal psychology through their standard-setting integrative approach -- the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying the subject. Through this approach, students learn that psychological disorders are rarely caused by a single influence, but rooted in the interaction among multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogy, and real case profiles provide a realistic context for the scientific findings. This eighth edition highlights groundbreaking updates to research findings and the latest innovations in the treatment of mental disorders. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Death at Deacon Pond

Death at Deacon Pond

  • Author: E. M. Alexander
  • Publisher: Lobster Press
  • ISBN: 9781897073421
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 189
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A young woman's psychic ability entangles her in a chilling murder mystery that will keep teen readers guessing.

The Simple Art of Murder

The Simple Art of Murder

  • Author: Raymond Chandler
  • Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • ISBN: 9781400030224
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
  • View: 8751
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In The Simple Art of Murder, which was prefaced by the famous Atlantic Monthly essay of the same name, noir master Raymond Chandler argues the virtues of the hard-boiled detective novel, and this collection, mostly drawn from stories he wrote for the pulps, demonstrates Chandler's imaginative, entertaining facility with the form. Included are the classic stories "Spanish Blood," Pearls Are a Nuisance," and "Guns at Cyrano's," among others.

The Longman Anthology of World Literature

The Longman Anthology of World Literature

  • Author: David Damrosch,David Lawrence Pike
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780205625949
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 1056
  • View: 920
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The Longman Anthology is designed to open up the horizons of world literature, placing major works within their cultural contexts and fostering connections and conversations between eras as well as regions.

Short Fiction

Short Fiction

Classic and Contemporary

  • Author: Charles H. Bohner,Lyman Grant
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780131916753
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 1423
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This book is an exceptionally wide-ranging alphabetically arranged collection of stories spanning all genres of short fiction. It includes myth, fairy tale, humor, western, detective, Magic Realism, gothic, fantasy, folktale, and film. This edition presents a wide variety of selections by writers from diverse backgrounds that represent a true cross-section of the population and represent a broader, more current selection of contemporary fiction. Features a variety of relatively new writers and some older writers whose work is gaining new audiences: T. C. Boyle, Alice Carey, Oscar Cesares, Charles Chetnutt, E. M Forster, Nikolai Leskov, Mary McCarthy, Jonathan Nolan, Dorothy Parker, Banana Yoshimoto, and Anzia Yezierska. Includes new works to the context readings essays or excerpts from non-fiction section: by Walter Benjamin, Raymond Carver, E.M. Forester, and Joyce Carol Oates, all great critics and theorists of narrative. Stresses women writers, writers of color, and gay and lesbian writers:includes works by Isabel Allande, Sandra Cisneros, Ana Castillo, Leslie Dick, Mary Wilkins Freeman, Mary Gaitskill, Susan Glaspell, Gish Jen, Mary Shelley, Leslie Marmon Silko, Susan Sontag, Jeanette Winterson, Sherman Alexie, Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes, Ernest J. Gaines, Dagoberto Gilb, Hanif Kureishi, Tomás Rivera, Salman Rushdie and more. For literature and film enthusiasts.