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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 175–177.
Published: 01 May 2019
... influential they were in shaping the period's literature” (5). The picture of literary culture and crime control that Ostrowski develops is indeed more various and in some ways richer than that presented in any other book on the topic. He does not isolate a single form of punishment (the death penalty, say...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 135–157.
Published: 01 August 2004
... Ladies . Ed. Louisa 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...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
... many 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...
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Novel (1 November 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 (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... 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 (1 November 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 (1 May 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 (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 312–315.
Published: 01 August 2017
... 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 solution purposely embedded by the criminal. For example, in the Sherlock Holmes novel A Study in...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 175–195.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Sympathy: Terror, the Prison, 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...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 505–508.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the end of the novel when he discovers that he is the unwitting 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...
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Novel (1 May 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 (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 281–306.
Published: 01 November 2000
... joins the neighbors gathered around the ruins the next morning he discovers they are staring in amazement at "the figure of a gigantic cat," noose around its neck, embedded in the house's one remaining wall (225). This uncanny return of the cat, the sign of his crime, sets in motion the...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
... question of whether the American fantasies and myths found 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...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 293–296.
Published: 01 August 2011
... becomes, in this reading, a manifestation of this new orientation to space and speed, in which the home is always potentially the site of a grisly crime, and the detective himself embodies modern speediness in his quick wits. Reversing the usual priority of classic over popular genre, Duffy in turn...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 496–499.
Published: 01 November 2011
...- tiary could punish crime, extract labor, and institutionalize the sacrifice of freedom for civil belonging. The convict who had transgressed social norms could be stripped of a citizen’s rights and put through trials of physical and psychological mortification in order to “resurrect” the convict...
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Novel (1 August 2003) 36 (2): 263–266.
Published: 01 August 2003
... multiple disabilities and Fielding's Amelia, disability studies ("Crips Strike Back recent court challenges to the ADA ("Bending Over Backwards: Narcissism, the ADA, and the Courts disability in hate crimes ("Go to the Margins of the Class a personal memoir dealing with the author's own...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 175–178.
Published: 01 May 2016
... crime. But like Dracula, he represents a fundamental ambivalence in modernity: his pursuits have nothing to do with justice; it is crime that is “his drug” (257). Sherlock marks the exhaustion of the bohemian idea's possibilities, as its originary vampiric excess and exuberance ends in self-contained...
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Novel (1 August 2003) 36 (2): 198–218.
Published: 01 August 2003
... "to cleanse the sanctuary .. . in this thy native land by the shedding of blood" (Hogg 148). 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...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 August 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...