British mystery writers, 1920-1939

Format: Print Book 1989
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) rq PR888.D4 B7 1989
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
Call Number  rq PR888.D4 B7 1989

This is the second 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. 77.
Subjects Detective and mystery stories, English -- Dictionaries.
Detective and mystery stories, English -- Bio-bibliography.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
English fiction -- 20th century -- Bio-bibliography.
English fiction -- 20th century -- Dictionaries.
Publisher Detroit, Mich. :Gale Research,1989
Contributors Benstock, Bernard.
Staley, Thomas F.
Language English
Notes "A Bruccoli Clark Layman book."
Includes cumulative index.
Description xi, 414 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: pages 345-348.
ISBN 0810345552
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