9780415318242-0415318246-Crime Fiction (The New Critical Idiom)

Crime Fiction (The New Critical Idiom)

ISBN-13: 9780415318242
ISBN-10: 0415318246
Edition: 1
Author: Scaggs, John
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 184 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780415318242
ISBN-10: 0415318246
Edition: 1
Author: Scaggs, John
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 184 pages

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Acknowledged authors Scaggs, John wrote Crime Fiction (The New Critical Idiom) comprising 184 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0415318246 and 9780415318242. Since then Crime Fiction (The New Critical Idiom) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.38 or rent at the marketplace.

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Crime Fiction provides a lively introduction to what is both a wide-ranging and hugely popular literary genre. Using examples from a variety of novels, short stories, films and televisions series, John Scaggs:

  • presents a concise history of crime fiction - from biblical narratives to James Ellroy - broadening the genre to include revenge tragedy and the gothic novel
  • explores the key sub-genres of crime fiction, such as 'Rational Criminal Investigation', The Hard-Boiled Mode', 'The Police Procedural' and 'Historical Crime Fiction'
  • locates texts and their recurring themes and motifs in a wider social and historical context
  • outlines the various critical concepts that are central to the study of crime fiction, including gender, narrative theory and film theory
  • considers contemporary television series like C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation alongside the 'classic' whodunnits of Agatha Christie.

Accessible and clear, this comprehensive overview is the essential guide for all those studying crime fiction and concludes with a look at future directions for the genre in the twentieth-first century.

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