From Agatha Christie To Ruth Rendell: British Women Writers in Detective and Crime Fiction by S. RowlandFrom Agatha Christie To Ruth Rendell: British Women Writers in Detective and Crime Fiction by S. Rowland

From Agatha Christie To Ruth Rendell: British Women Writers in Detective and Crime Fiction

byS. Rowland

Hardcover | December 19, 2000

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From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell is the first book to consider seriously the hugely popular and influential works of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L.Sayers, Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine. Providing studies of forty-two key novels, this volume introduces these authors for students and the general reader in the context of their lives, and of critical debates on gender, colonialism, psychoanalysis, the Gothic, and feminism. It includes interviews with P.D. James and Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine.
SUSAN ROWLAND is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Greenwich. She is also author ofC.G.Jung and Literary Theory: The Challenge from Fiction(1999). She has published upon the work of Michèle Roberts, Doris Lessing and Margaret Attwood, among others.
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Title:From Agatha Christie To Ruth Rendell: British Women Writers in Detective and Crime FictionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:222 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:December 19, 2000Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0333674502

ISBN - 13:9780333674505

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Table of Contents

Dedication Preface Lives of Crime Gendering the Genre Social Negotiations: Class, Crime and Power Lands of Hope and Glory?: Englishness, Race and Colonialism Detecting Psychoanalysis: Readers, Criminals and Narrative Crimes: A Literature of Terror and Horror The Spirits of Detection Feminism is Criminal Appendices Notes Selected Bibliography on Crime Fiction Index

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'Traditionally crime fiction ends with identifying the criminal and thus re-establishing the social and moral order. However Susan demonstrates that the six writers are concerned with replotting the process of crime novels in ways which affect the reading process.' - Christopher Dean, The Dorothy L. Sayers Society Newsletter