The Beetle: A Mystery

The Beetle: A Mystery

by Richard Marsh
     
 

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Heldmann's greatest commercial success came with one of his earliest novels, The Beetle (1897). A story about a mysterious oriental figure who pursues a British politician to London, where he wreaks havoc with his powers of hypnosis and shape-shifting, Heldmann/Marsh's novel is of a piece with other sensational turn-of-the-century fictions such as Stoker's Dracula,…  See more details below

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Heldmann's greatest commercial success came with one of his earliest novels, The Beetle (1897). A story about a mysterious oriental figure who pursues a British politician to London, where he wreaks havoc with his powers of hypnosis and shape-shifting, Heldmann/Marsh's novel is of a piece with other sensational turn-of-the-century fictions such as Stoker's Dracula, George du Maurier's Trilby, and Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu novels. Like Dracula and many of the sensation novels pioneered by Wilkie Collins and others in the 1860s, The Beetle is narrated from the perspectives of multiple characters, a technique used in many late nineteenth-century novels (those of Wilkie Collins and Stoker, for example) to create suspense and to confuse gender boundaries.

Includes a brief biography of the Author

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013437456
Publisher:
DB Publishing House
Publication date:
12/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
235
File size:
855 KB

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