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This book takes a look at the evolution of crime fiction. Considering 'criminography' as a system of inter-related sub-genres, it explores the connections between modes of literature such as revenge tragedies, the gothic and anarchist fiction, while taking into account the influence of pseudo-sciences such as mesmerism and criminal anthropology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230525009
ISBN-10: 0230525008
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Pages: 237
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Maurizio Ascari

MAURIZIO ASCARI is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Bologna, Italy. His publications include books and essays on crime fiction, anarchist fiction, the formation of the literary canon and travel writing.

Books By Author Maurizio Ascari

Counter-history of Crime Fiction by Maurizio Ascari

A Counter-history of Crime Fiction

Paperback, September 2007