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作者 Frank, Lawrence, 1933-
書名 Victorian detective fiction and the nature of evidence [electronic resource] : the scientific investigations of Poe, Dickens, and Doyle / Lawrence Frank
出版項 Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003
國際標準書號 9780230279704
0230279708
國際標準號碼 10.1057/9780230279704 doi
book jacket
說明 x, 249 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
系列 Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-240) and index
PART I: EDGAR ALLAN POE -- 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue': Edgar Allan Poe's Evolutionary Reverie -- 'The Gold-Bug', Hieroglyphics, and the Historical Imagination -- PART II: CHARLES DICKENS -- Bleak House, the Nebular Hypothesis, and a Crisis in Narrative -- News from the Dead: Archaeology,Detection and The Mystery of Edwin Drood -- PART III: ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE -- Sherlock Holmes and 'The Book of Life' -- Reading theGravel Page: Lyell, Darwin and Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles,the Man on the Tor, and a Metaphor for the Mind -- Epilogue: 'A Retrospection'
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Apr. 12, 2010). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
This study, now available in paperback, is an original contribution to nineteenth-century literary and cultural studies in its methodology,its subject matter, and its vision of detective fiction. It engages ina form of intellectual palaeontology, tracing the genealogy of a genrethrough a model based on the Origin of Species read as a form of postmodern historiography. It places detective fiction within the context ofpopular scientific texts by John Pringle Nichol, Robert Chambers, WinwoodReade, and John Tyndall, as well as the writings of Charles Lyell, Charles Darwin and Thomas Huxley. Frank does not treat detective fiction only as the symptom of a prevailing ideology, but investigates it as a genre promoting a secular worldview in a time of competing visions ofthe universe and the human situation. Such an approach necessitates close readings of scientific and literary texts that, through explicit and implicit allusions to cosmology, philology, geology, paleontology, archaeology, and evolutionary biology, reveal their ultimate seriousness and heterodoxy
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鏈接 Original 1403911398 9781403911391 (DLC) 2002044800 (OCoLC)51290106
主題 Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930 -- Characters -- Sherlock Holmes
Literature and science -- English-speaking countries
Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism
Popular literature -- English-speaking countries -- History and criticism
Forensic sciences -- English-speaking countries -- History -- 19th century
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Mystery of Edwin Drood
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Fictional works
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Bleak House
Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)
Private investigators in literature
Evidence, Criminal, in literature
Science in literature
Misdaadromans. gtt
Victoriaanse tijd. gtt
Bewijsstukken. gtt
Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930 -- Personnages -- Sherlock Holmes
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Mystery of Edwin Drood
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Nouvelles, contes, r©Øecits, histoires
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Bleak House
Roman policier anglais -- Histoire et critique
Litt©Øerature et sciences -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 19e si©Łecle
Roman policier am©Øericain -- Histoire et critique
Criminalistique -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 19e si©Łecle
Roman anglais -- 19e si©Łecle -- Histoire et critique
Holmes, Sherlock (Personnage fictif)
Preuve (Droit p©Øenal), dans la litt©Øerature
Sciences dans la litt©Øerature
Electronic books. local
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