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Book Name: Golden Age Detective Stories

By : Mary Smith

Pages :0

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ISBN :9780752574295

Book Synopsis
Masterful detective writing from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, including classic stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, Edgar Wallace and many others. This hugely enjoyable collection explores the golden age of the detective story, from its beginnings with the appearance of the first Sherlock Holmes story in the <i>Strand Magazine</i> in 1891, right through the Edwardian era, and up to the Second World War. These extraordinary boom years saw the detective story establish itself as <b>the</b> form of popular fiction, attracting many of the most readable and ingenious writers of the time. Many of the stories selected are rarities- deliberately <b>not</b> the standard anthology tales - and they range from the arch-criminals of the gaslit London of late-Victorian times to the wonderfully inventive variety of detectives that appeared in the Edwardian era.

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