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BRITISH MURDER MYSTERIES - Boxed Set: 350+ Greatest Thriller Novels & True Crime Stories - Unveiling the British Crime Literary Tapestry - cover

BRITISH MURDER MYSTERIES - Boxed Set: 350+ Greatest Thriller Novels & True Crime Stories - Unveiling the British Crime Literary Tapestry

Wilkie Collins, E. W. Hornung, Edgar Wallace, G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ernest Bramah, R. Austin Freeman, H.C. McNeile, Arthur Morrison, Frank Froest, J. S. Fletcher, Victor L. Whitechurch, Thomas W. Hanshew, Rober Barr, C. N. Williamson, A. M. Williamson, Isabel Ostander

Publisher: Good Press

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The 'BRITISH MURDER MYSTERIES - Boxed Set' presents an unprecedented compendium of over 350 of the greatest thriller novels and true crime stories. This collection spans the grand spectrum of the British literary tradition in mystery and detective fiction, ranging from the pioneering detective stories of Arthur Conan Doyle to the intricate puzzles crafted by Agatha Christie. The anthology showcases a diversity in narrative style, thematic exploration, and the evolution of the genre, making it a significant archive for scholars, enthusiasts, and casual readers alike. Noteworthy are its offerings that include seminal works, which have set the standards for plot construction and character development in crime fiction. The contributing authors, from Arthur Conan Doyle to Isabel Ostander, represent a panoramic view of British society through different historical and cultural epochs. Their collective backgrounds, from the Victorian era to the early 20th century, provide a rich tableau against which the multifaceted themes of morality, justice, and societal change are explored. This collection aligns with key literary movements of its time, illuminating the evolution of the crime genre and its response to technological advancements, forensic science, and shifting societal norms. By including authors such as E.W. Hornung and R. Austin Freeman, the anthology bridges the gap between early detective stories and the golden age of detective fiction, providing insights into the genre's flexibility and its ability to adapt to changing times. This anthology is an essential read for those keen to dive into the depths of British detective and crime literature. Offering a unique opportunity to experience the breadth and depth of this genre from multiple perspectives, it serves as both an educational tool and a source of entertainment. Readers are encouraged to explore the collection for its historical significance, its contributions to the detective genre, and the ongoing dialogue it fosters among the giants of British crime literature. Whether for scholarly pursuit or leisurely enjoyment, this boxed set is a treasure trove that promises hours of engaging reading and critical reflection.
Available since: 01/17/2024.
Print length: 22940 pages.

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