Narratives of Enclosure in Detective Fiction: The Locked Room Mystery Michael Cook

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Published: October 12th 2011

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225 pages


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Narratives of Enclosure in Detective Fiction: The Locked Room Mystery  by  Michael Cook

Narratives of Enclosure in Detective Fiction: The Locked Room Mystery by Michael Cook
October 12th 2011 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 225 pages | ISBN: | 7.14 Mb

The locked room has long fascinated readers of detective fiction with its images of entrapment and entombment. Narratives ofEnclosure is the first full length critical study of the Locked Room Mystery, tracing its origins in Edgar Allan Poes TheMoreThe locked room has long fascinated readers of detective fiction with its images of entrapment and entombment. Narratives of Enclosure is the first full length critical study of the Locked Room Mystery, tracing its origins in Edgar Allan Poes The Murders in the Rue Morgue, the first detective story, up to the modern era.

Looking beyond the facade of the impossible crime to examine stories by Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, John Dickson Carr and Paul Auster, Michael Cook uses critical and thematic contexts to show how the idea of enclosure has informed detective fiction at every stage in its history. Whether in the narrative itself, as in John Dickson Carrs classic Golden Age novel The Hollow Man, or the psychological relationship with physical environments in Dickenss The Signalman, the metaphor of the locked room casts a long shadow on the wider genre.



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