The Resource The rivals of Sherlock Holmes : the greatest detective stories: 1837-1914, edited by Graeme Davis

The rivals of Sherlock Holmes : the greatest detective stories: 1837-1914, edited by Graeme Davis

Label
The rivals of Sherlock Holmes : the greatest detective stories: 1837-1914
Title
The rivals of Sherlock Holmes
Title remainder
the greatest detective stories: 1837-1914
Statement of responsibility
edited by Graeme Davis
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Davis (More Deadly Than the Male, editor) makes a welcome addition to early English detective fiction anthologies. Unlike scholars who date the birth of the genre to Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," Davis starts with an earlier short story, "The Secret Cell" by Poe's nemesis, William Evans Burton. That tale remains enjoyable today, with its dramatic account of the search for a missing 17-year-old servant, who stood to inherit a fortune from her employer. Other solid entries will also be new to many, such as an excerpt from the pseudonymous Charles Felix's The Notting Hill Mystery, an epistolary novel about a woman who supposedly drank a fatal dose of acid while sleepwalking. Davis's decision to excerpt novels doesn't always work: The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Phantom of the Opera creator Gaston Leroux doesn't deserve to be spoiled by a section from its denouement
Cataloging source
XYZ
Dewey number
808.83/872
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1802-1860
  • 1809-1849
  • 1812-1870
  • 1835-1915
  • 1833-1903
  • 1832-1873
  • 1824-1889
  • 1863-1945
  • 1866-1921
  • 1866-1921
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Davis, Graeme
  • Burton, William E.
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Braddon, M. E.
  • Felix, Charles
  • Gaboriau, Emile
  • Collins, Wilkie
  • Morrison, Arthur
  • Hornung, E. W.
  • Hornung, E. W.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
Target audience
adult
Label
The rivals of Sherlock Holmes : the greatest detective stories: 1837-1914, edited by Graeme Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The notting hill mystery (extract)
  • Charles Felix
  • The mystery of orcival (extract)
  • Emile Gaboriau
  • Mr. Policeman and the cook
  • Wilkie Collins
  • The lenton croft robberies
  • Arthur Morrison
  • Gentlemen and players and the return match
  • E.W. Hornung
  • The secret cell
  • The secret of the fox hunger
  • William le Querux
  • The superfluous finger
  • Jacques Futrelle
  • The mystery of the yellow room (extract)
  • Gaston Leroux
  • The man with the nailed shoes
  • R. Austin Freeman
  • The ninescore mystery
  • Baroness Orczy
  • William Evans Burton
  • The scientific cracksman
  • Arthur B. Reeve
  • The coin of Dionysius
  • Ernest Bramah
  • The mystery of Marie Roget
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • The detective police
  • Charles Dickens
  • The trail of the serpent (extract)
  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books cloth edition.
Extent
xix, 379 pages
Isbn
9781643130712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1102416267
  • (OCoLC)on1102416267
  • 435344
Label
The rivals of Sherlock Holmes : the greatest detective stories: 1837-1914, edited by Graeme Davis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The notting hill mystery (extract)
  • Charles Felix
  • The mystery of orcival (extract)
  • Emile Gaboriau
  • Mr. Policeman and the cook
  • Wilkie Collins
  • The lenton croft robberies
  • Arthur Morrison
  • Gentlemen and players and the return match
  • E.W. Hornung
  • The secret cell
  • The secret of the fox hunger
  • William le Querux
  • The superfluous finger
  • Jacques Futrelle
  • The mystery of the yellow room (extract)
  • Gaston Leroux
  • The man with the nailed shoes
  • R. Austin Freeman
  • The ninescore mystery
  • Baroness Orczy
  • William Evans Burton
  • The scientific cracksman
  • Arthur B. Reeve
  • The coin of Dionysius
  • Ernest Bramah
  • The mystery of Marie Roget
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • The detective police
  • Charles Dickens
  • The trail of the serpent (extract)
  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books cloth edition.
Extent
xix, 379 pages
Isbn
9781643130712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1102416267
  • (OCoLC)on1102416267
  • 435344

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