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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- 1. Wild Justice: Mercy, Revenge and the Detective.- 2. Who Owns the Wood? Appropriating A Midsummer Night’s Dream.- 3. Border Patrol: Shakespearean Allusions and Social and National Identities.- 4. Stealing Shakespeare: Detective Fiction and Cultural Value.- Conclusion.- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.
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“I see the book becoming – in addition to a fine read in its own right – an excellent source for scholars interested in pursuing some of the larger ideas Professor Hopkins raises, particularly those touching on how crime fiction navigates Shakespeare's cultural value. The prose is clear and fluid. A much-needed book.” (Andrew Hartley, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)