Detection & Its Designs: Narrative & Power in 19th-Century Detective Fiction

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Acknowledgments

I have benefited from the assistance of many people during the past several years. For kind help and encouragement in a variety of professional matters, thank you to Kristin Brady, Paul Gaudet, Catherine Harland, Cameron McFarlane, Kerry McSweeney, and John R. Reed. Thank you also to the staff of Ohio University Press, particularly Nancy Basmajian, Holly Panich, and David Sanders. Most of all thank you to Lisa Zeitz for supporting this project in so many generous ways.

I gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance provided by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellowship and a Government of Ontario John Charles Polanyi Prize. A version of chapter 3, entitled "'The Narrow Track of Blood': Detection and Storytelling in Bleak House," was published by the University of California Press in Nineteenth-Century Literature 50 ( September 1995): 147-67.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • O N E - Narrative and Power in Caleb Williams 13
  • T W 0 the Stories of Poe's Dupin 44
  • T H R E E "The Narrow Track of Blood" - Detection and Storytelling in Bleak House 71
  • F 0 U R the Detection of Innocence in the Moonstone 93
  • F I V E - Authority and Submission in the Hound of the Baskervilles 121
  • Notes 151
  • Works Cited 169
  • Index 175
  • Note About the Author 177
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