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The Best Crime Stories of the Nineteenth Century

(1988)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
The nineteenth century is considered by many the Golden Age of the modern detective story. From the birth of the genre through Edgar Allen Poe's C. Auguste Duplin, to the most famous clue seeking sleuth of them all, Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, a variety of literary minds turned to crime writing.

Each story in this highly entertaining collection is significant for its contribution to the development of crime solving literature. There are ghastly crimes committed in the dark of night and master detectives at work to insure that justice is served. In a story by Thomas Hardy, we are introduced to a thief who outwits his hangman, and in an attack on civic self-righteousness, Mark Twain shows us a man who succeeds in stealing virtue from an entire town.

Other writers in this collection include the great American author Nathaniel Hawthorne, Wilkie Collins - often called "the father if the English detective story", - and Grant Allen, best remembered for his humorous stories of Colonel Clay, the first heroic rogue character of short crime fiction.

In total, there are 15 stories of criminal mystery and detection included in Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Crime Stories of the 19th Century; enough clue seeking and cleverness in the pursuit of justice to please the most avid devotee to the genre.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Hardback Editions

March 1989 : UK Hardback

Title: The BEST CRIME STORIES OF THE
Author(s): Charles G Waugh
ISBN: 0-86051-563-X / 978-0-86051-563-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robson Books Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Crime Stories of the 19th Century
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 1-56980-051-0 / 978-1-56980-051-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Barricade Books Inc
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March 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Crime Stories of the 19th Century
Author(s): Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg
ISBN: 1-877961-22-1 / 978-1-877961-22-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knightsbridge Pub Co Mass
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May 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Crime Stories of the 19th Century
Author(s): Martin Harry Greenberg
ISBN: 0-934878-99-4 / 978-0-934878-99-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dembner Books
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