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The Oxford Book of Victorian Detective Stories

The Oxford Book of Victorian Detective Stories

(1993)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
The Victorian era saw the first great flowering of the detective story. Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, J.S. Le Fanu, and a host of others pioneered a genre of fiction that remains among the most popular today. Now, in Victorian Tales of Mystery and
Detection, Michael Cox provides a sampling of the finest detective stories written from the 1840s to the early twentieth century.
Here readers will find tales displaying a vast array of detectives and villains--and a multitude of murder methods and motives--all chronologically arranged so that readers can follow the genre as it develops over time. For instance, in Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" we
see an example of the many Sherlock Holmes escapades that popularized and came to typify the detective story for the Victorian public. And in the progression of the stories, we witness the evolution of the investigator from Poe's brilliant and eccentric Chevalier C. August Dupin, to Doyle's
scientific Sherlock Holmes, into Robert Barr's cavalier Valmont (a possible model for Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot).
Including well-known stories by famous authors, as well as little known gems reprinted, this book offers hours of enjoyment and escape for all lovers of crime fiction.

 
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Paperback Editions

February 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: The Oxford Book of Victorian Detective Stories
Author(s): Michael Cox
ISBN: 0-19-280448-0 / 978-0-19-280448-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
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November 1993 : UK Paperback
Title: Victorian Detective Stories: An Oxford Anthology
Author(s): Michael Cox
ISBN: 0-19-283150-X / 978-0-19-283150-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
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