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British mystery writers, 1860-1919

Format: Print Book 1988
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) rq PR830.D4 B75 1988
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
Call Number  rq PR830.D4 B75 1988

This is the first DLB volume of a planned series on British mystery writers. Because there has been little scholarship devoted to individual mystery writers except for the most prominent, this volume is particularly useful as a stimulus to further study. Mystery fiction arose in Britain when the middle 19th-century phenomenon of middle-culture literary art blurred the distinction between serious literature and popular fiction. With prose fiction, and particularly the novel, fixed as the primary literary vehicle of the 19th and 20th centuries, the mystery novel in its various guises has claimed a prominent position in mainstream literary art.

35 entries include: Grant Allen, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, John Buchan, G.K. Chesterton, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, William Le Queux, E. Phillips Oppenheim, Angus Reach, Bram Stoker, H.G. Wells.

Additional Information
Series Dictionary of literary biography ; v. 70.
Subjects Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories, English -- Bio-bibliography.
Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Publisher Detroit, Mich. :Gale Research Co.,1988
Contributors Benstock, Bernard.
Staley, Thomas F.
Language English
Notes "A Bruccoli Clark Layman book."
Includes index.
Description xi, 389 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: pages 323-326.
ISBN 0810317486
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