The Resource The imagination of evil : detective fiction and the modern world, Mary Evans

The imagination of evil : detective fiction and the modern world, Mary Evans

Label
The imagination of evil : detective fiction and the modern world
Title
The imagination of evil
Title remainder
detective fiction and the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Mary Evans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From its growth in Europe in the nineteenth century detective fiction has developed into one of the most popular genres of literature and popular culture more widely. In this monograph, Mary Evans examines detective fiction and its complex relationship to the moderns and to modernity. She focuses on two key themes: the moral relationship of detection (and the detective) to a particular social world and the attempt to restore and even improve the social world that has been threatened and fractured by a crime, usually that of murder. It is a characteristic of much detective fiction that the detective, the pursuer, is a social outsider: this status creates a complex web of relationships between detective, institutional life and dominant and subversive moralities. Evans questions who and what the detective stands for and suggests that the answer challenges many of our assumptions about the relationship between various moralities in the modern world. --From publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
809.3872
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3448.D4
LC item number
E83 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Continuum literary studies
Label
The imagination of evil : detective fiction and the modern world, Mary Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-181) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : crime writing -- Making crime -- The making of the detective -- Detecting the modern -- Illegal and immoral -- Are the times a' changing? -- The dream that failed -- 'On murder considered as one of the fine arts
Control code
ocn647872958
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (193 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441171733
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b36046516
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)647872958
  • pebcs128245305X

Library Locations

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