Narratives of Enclosure in Detective Fiction: The Locked Room Mystery [NOOK Book]

Overview

The 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 Poe's '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 ...
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Narratives of Enclosure in Detective Fiction: The Locked Room Mystery

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Overview

The 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 Poe's '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 Carr's classic Golden Age novel The Hollow Man, or the psychological relationship with physical environments in Dickens's 'The Signalman', the metaphor of the locked room casts a long shadow on the wider genre.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230313767
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/12/2011
  • Series: Crime Files
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 546 KB

Meet the Author

MICHAEL COOK worked as Regional Director for the National Trust in South-West England until his retirement in 2002. He then completed a Ph.D. in English at the University of Bristol, UK, which was awarded in 2008. He has lectured on diverse subjects including film and conservation, and is currently researching the Ghost Story and the poetry of John Clare and Wilfred Owen.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Edgar Allan Poe and the Detective Story Narrative
The Locked Compartment: Charles Dickens's The Signalman and Enclosure in the Railway Mystery Story
The Body in the Library: Reading the Locked Room in Anna Katherine Green's The Filigree Ball
G.K. Chesterton's Enclosure of Orthodoxy in The Wrong Shape
The Hollow Text: Illusion as Theme in John Dickson Carr's The Hollow Man
Jorge Luis Borges and the Labyrinth of Detection
The Question is the Writer Himself: Paul Auster's Locked Room in the City of Glass
The Narrative of Enclosure
Index
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