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50 Masterpieces of Murder Mystery & Detective Fiction (Vol 2) - Exploring the Depths of Crime and Investigation - cover

50 Masterpieces of Murder Mystery & Detective Fiction (Vol 2) - Exploring the Depths of Crime and Investigation

Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Alexandre Dumas, Bram Stoker, Joseph Conrad, Charlotte Brontë, Daniel Defoe, Emily Bronte, Washington Irving, Wilkie Collins, D. H. Lawrence, Guy de Maupassant, Anne Brontë, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Erskine Childers, William Hope Hodgson, Émile Gaboriau, E. W. Hornung, Anton Chekhov, Richard Marsh, Walter Scott, H. P. Lovecraft, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Edgar Wallace, 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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50 Masterpieces of Murder Mystery & Detective Fiction (Vol. 2) presents an unparalleled amalgamation of narrative brilliance, showcasing the diverse range of literary styles and themes that have defined and evolved the genres of murder mystery and detective fiction. The collection brings together an astonishing array of works from the nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries, adopting perspectives from gothic horror to whimsical mystery and hard-boiled detective stories. This volume not only highlights the versatility and depth of the genres but also features standout pieces that have become keystones in the literary canon, weaving together intricate plots, captivating characters, and rich atmospheric settings without attributing prominence to a single author, instead celebrating the collective achievements. The anthology stands as a testament to the ever-changing landscape of mystery and detective literature, offering readers an unprecedented journey through its developmental milestones. The contributing authors, including luminaries like Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Edgar Allan Poe, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky, among others, are pivotal figures whose works have significantly influenced the literary world. This collection provides insight into the historical and cultural backdrops that these authors navigated, reflecting a range of societal concerns and human experiences through the lens of crime and investigation. These stories not only conform to the literary movements of their times but surpass them, creating a mosaic of narratives that transcend cultural and temporal boundaries. The diverse backgrounds of the authors enrich the anthology, bringing together a spectrum of philosophical, ethical, and psychological perspectives that underpin the core of murder mystery and detective fiction. For aficionados of literature, 50 Masterpieces of Murder Mystery & Detective Fiction (Vol. 2) offers a unique opportunity to explore the complexities and intricacies of human nature and societal dynamics through a collection that showcases the finest in the genre. This volume is an essential addition to the libraries of readers seeking to immerse themselves in the world of suspense, mystery, and intellectual challenge. It invites an educational journey that spans various landscapes of human emotion and logic, encouraging a deepened appreciation for the art of storytelling. Each page promises an enlightening experience, culminating in a richer understanding and a renewed curiosity about what truly makes a masterpiece in murder mystery and detective fiction.
Available since: 12/26/2023.
Print length: 10695 pages.

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