The Newgate Novel and Sensation Fiction 1830-1868

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Abstract

The Cambridge Companion to Crime Fiction covers British and American crime fiction from the eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth. As well as discussing the detective fiction of writers like Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, it considers other kinds of fiction where crime plays a substantial part, such as the thriller and spy fiction. It also includes chapters on the treatment of crime in eighteenth-century literature, French and Victorian fiction, women and black detectives, crime on film and TV, police fiction and postmodernist uses of the detective form. The collection, by an international team of established specialists, offers students invaluable reference material including a chronology and guides to further reading. The volume aims to ensure that its readers will be grounded in the history of crime fiction and its critical reception.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Companion to Crime fiction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages19-39
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)0-521-00871-9
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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