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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 175–177.
Published: 01 May 2019
... the convict's humanity. Even now. Ostrowski does not pursue all of the implications of this argument, but they are fascinating and troubling. Reform (as Ostrowski does acknowledge) tended to accept the premise that crime was mainly an effect of environment and education. It set aside antiquated ideas about...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 135–157.
Published: 01 August 2004
... C. Tuthill New York: Merrill and Baker Co., 1878 . Stevenson , Robert Louis . “The Story of a Hat Box.” 1882. The Rajah’s Diamond . London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1948 . Trodd , Anthea . Domestic Crime in the Victorian Novel . New York: St. Martin’s, 1989 . Trollope...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... that mega-urbanization takes. The essay concentrates on two recent novels suggestive of such engagement: Nnedi Okorafor's 2014 alien invasion thriller Lagoon and, in the essay's concluding section, Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ's 2009 crime novel Nairobi Heat . Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 449–466.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Ben Parker This essay reconsiders the connection between the narrative closure of the Sherlock Holmes stories and their ideological and scientific contexts. Previous studies have taken contemporary scientific discourse to provide Holmes with his famed method of solving crimes. I argue that said...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
... kinds—the bildungsroman, the regional novel, crime fiction, the roman à clef, the biblical allegory. Transplanting conventions from these various genres into narrative contexts where they seem not to belong, Condition of England novels exploit generic dissonance as an instrument of open-ended literary...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 523–526.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Sean McCann LEONARD CASSUTO, Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories (New York: Columbia UP, 2008), pp. 344, cloth, $79.50, paper, $13.75. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Love and Death in Detective Fiction leonard cassuto, Hard-Boiled...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 379–403.
Published: 01 November 2021
... the audience of the future. Both the novelists and the revolutionaries attempted to answer the question: how can you create change when the masses resist it? This essay argues that the literary genre produced by this dilemma is what I call the novel of utopian crime, novels that consider violence...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 175–195.
Published: 01 August 2000
..., and Humanitarian Reform in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain.” Journal of British Studies 25 ( 1986 ): 312 –34. McGowen , Randall . “Punishing Violence, Sentencing Crime.” Eds. Nancy Armstrong and Leonard Tennenhouse. The Violence of Representation . New York: Routledge, 1989 . 140 –56. Mill...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 136–142.
Published: 01 May 2000
...JOSEPH ENTIN MICHAEL SZALAY, New Deal Modernism: American Literature and the Invention of the Welfare State (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2000), pp. 343, cloth, $59.95, paper, $18.95. SEAN MCCANN, Gumshoe America: Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Rise and Fall of New Deal...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 312–315.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Ben Parker In reading detective fiction, one frequently comes upon the device of the staged crime scene, where the difficulty is not only the usual one—to assign the correct meaning and logical sequence to a jumble of clues and competing reports—but also to discard the all-too-legible false...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 47–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
...: A Book of Essays . New York : Dodd, Mead , 1921 . 34 – 42 . Collins Philip . “Murder: From Bill Sikes to Bradley Headstone.” Dickens and Crime . 1962 . 3rd ed. New York : St. Martin's , 1994 . 256 – 89 . Curtis Gerard . “Dickens in the Visual Market.” Literature...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 281–306.
Published: 01 November 2000
... of the cat, the sign of his crime, sets in motion the struggle of reason with conscience, science with fancy: When I first beheld this apparition-for 1 could scarcely regard it as less-my wonder and my terror were extreme. Buf at length reflection came to my aid. The cat, 1 remembered, had...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 21–38.
Published: 01 May 2023
... . “ The Urban Gothic Vision of Colson Whitehead’s The Intuitionist (1999) .” African American Review 40 . 2 ( 2006 ): 359 – 69 . Martin Theodore . “ Crime Fiction and Black Criminality .” American Literary History 30 . 4 ( 2018 ): 703 – 29 . Russell Alison . “ Recalibrating...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 198–218.
Published: 01 August 2003
...). However, this murder, Iike all the crimes to follow, does not subvert the old order so much as it asserts the moral subject, buttressed by virtue, over the legal personality as a bearer of rights and duties. If the foundationlessness or "illegitimacy" of the revolutionary assertion of "abso- lute...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
... in mass culture contribute to an individual’s cultivation or lead to unrealis- tic expectations and a life of crime. In following a narrative arc that resembles many origin stories—whether those found in the bildungsroman or even those recounted in early superhero comics— Invisible Man traces...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 165–183.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Allan . “The Purloined Letter.” The Portable Poe . Ed. Van Doren Stern Philip . New York : Penguin , 1977 . 439 – 62 . Porter Dennis . The Pursuit of Crime: Art and Ideology in Detective Fiction . New Haven : Yale UP , 1981 . Rushing Robert A. Resisting Arrest...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 505–508.
Published: 01 November 2011
... thief whose identity he had been seeking throughout the novel. John Jasper, in contrast, is quite aware of the darker side of his own nature up through his murder of Drood. The shock of learning that the crime was unnecessary for his ends produces much the same form of dissociated selves...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 196–211.
Published: 01 August 2000
...-Queen’s UP, 1997 . Sacher-Masoch , Leopold von . Venus in Furs. Masochism . Trans. Jean McNeil. New York: Zone Books, 1991 . 147 –276. Siegel , Carol . Male Masochism: Modern Revisions of the Story of Love . Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1995 . Trodd , Anthea . Domestic Crime...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 200–228.
Published: 01 November 2008
... is to identify the "sins" and crimes engendered by this evangelization project in particular and by the Portuguese expansion as a whole. As the novel repeatedly suggests, the two en- terprises end up mirroring each other's logic, for, even in their stark opposition, they are founded on the same alien...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 323–326.
Published: 01 August 2023
..., the flea market, the crime scene, and the archive (11). While the book is organized neatly by chapter into “Psychologies,” “Economies,” “Epistemologies,” and “Ecologies,” Falkoff's method nevertheless reflects her subject, staying attuned to “anachronic presences and unlikely resonances” between things...