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101 Mystery & Detective Classics You Should Read Before You Die - Exploring the Multifaceted World of Mystery and Detective Fiction - cover

101 Mystery & Detective Classics You Should Read Before You Die - Exploring the Multifaceted World of Mystery and Detective Fiction

Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Alexandre Dumas, Bram Stoker, Joseph Conrad, Charlotte Brontë, Daniel Defoe, Emily Brontë, Washington Irving, Wilkie Collins, D. H. Lawrence, Guy De Maupassant, Anne Brontë, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Erskine Childers, William Hope Hodgson, Emile Gaboriau, E. W. Hornung, Anton Chekhov, Richard Marsh, Walter Scott, H. P. Lovecraft, Frances Hodgson Burnett, F. Scott Fitzgerald, G. K. Chesterton, John Buchan, Sax Rohmer, Algernon Blackwood, Agatha Christie, E. Phillips Oppenheim, Marie Belloc Lowndes, Dorothy L. Sayers, A. Milne, Anna Katharine Green, Maurice Leblanc, H. G. Wells, Nikolai Gogol, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ernest Bramah, Sheridan Le Fanu, S.S. Van Dine, E. C. Bentley, R. Austin Freeman, Sapper, Earl Derr Biggers, Arthur Morrison, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, J. S. Fletcher, Marcel Allain, Annie Haynes, Robert William Chambers, Thomas Hardy, Jules Verne, Gaston Leroux

Publisher: Good Press

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Summary

101 Mystery & Detective Classics You Should Read Before You Die' curates a seminal collection that encapsulates the golden era of mystery and detective literature. Spanning continents and centuries, this anthology showcases the multifaceted nature of the genre, from the gothic suspense of Poe to the intricate plots of Christie, and the psychological depth of Dostoyevsky. The range of literary styles within this volume is as diverse as its authorship, reflecting a period when this genre was not merely entertainment but a sophisticated exploration of the human psyche, societal norms, and the concept of justice. This collection stands out for its inclusion of pioneering works that have defined and expanded the boundaries of the mystery and detective genre. The contributing authors, from Jules Verne to F. Scott Fitzgerald, and beyond, bring a kaleidoscopic view of society through the lens of their cultural and historical contexts. Collectively, their backgrounds span the tumultuous transitions of the 19th and early 20th centuries, infusing the anthology with a rich diversity of perspectives on crime, morality, and the human condition. The works included align with various literary movementsromanticism, realism, the gothic, and modernismoffering a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the genre and its capacity to reflect contemporary anxieties and critiques. For enthusiasts and newcomers alike, '101 Mystery & Detective Classics You Should Read Before You Die' provides a unique window into the evolution of mystery and detective literature. It is an invitation to explore the depths of human nature, the complexities of societal structures, and the perennial allure of the unknown. This anthology promises not only a tour through the labyrinthine plots and unforgettable characters that have captivated readers for over a century but also a deeper appreciation of the genres contributions to literature as a whole. Delving into this collection is to embark on an unparalleled journey across time and imagination, guided by some of the most iconic voices in literary history.
Available since: 12/26/2023.
Print length: 22700 pages.

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