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"The Web of Iniquity" is a study of detective fiction written by American women between the Civil War and World War II. Refuting the idea that no American detective fiction of substance was produced between the times of Edgar Allan Poe and Dashiell Hammett, Catherine Ross Nickerson shows how these women writers blended Gothic elements into domestic fiction to create a unique and all-but-ignored subgenre that she labels "domestic detective fiction." Throughout the volume, Nickerson focuses on the narrative qualities of the domestic novel tradition and the ways in which it reflected ideologies of domesticity and gender. Also included are a discussion of various rewritings of the Lizzie Borden scandal in this tradition and an afterword on the relation of domestic detective fiction to the hard-boiled style. "The Web of Iniquity" places the detective fiction written by women between 1850 and 1940 into ongoing discussions regarding women, culture, and literature and will appeal to scholars and students of women's studies, American studies, and literary history.
|Utgitt||1999||Forfatter||Catherine Ross Nickerson|
Combined Academic Publishers
|Antall sider||296||Dimensjoner||15,4cm x 23cm x 2,3cm|
|Vekt||458 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: from c 1900 -, Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , Gender studies: women|