• Edgar Allan Poe
    a critic, poet and author of short stories that have been commonly considered as bizarre in nature. It has been theorized that Poe’s unique and often dark style of writing was significantly influenced by the numerous traumatic experiences encountered throughout his life. Poe derived his detective...
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  • the puzzle game
     The Puzzle Game The puzzle game is a short story written by Patricia D. Maida and Nicholas B Spornick. This short story explains the reasoning behind almost all detective stories. The puzzle game demonstrates how all detective stories follow a “puzzle tradition” that produce the...
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  • Agatha Christie: Life and Career
    Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was a British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best remembered for the 66 detective novels and more than 15 short story...
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  • The Detective Novel
    . As Stephen Knight points out in Form and Ideology in Detective Fiction: A short moral preface offered the stories as dreadful warnings; an early version recommended the collection for the educational purposes of parents and also - presumably as a diversion – or those going on long voyages.6 By...
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  • Essay romeo
    hat qualities are there in Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories which have sustained their popularity for so many years? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was among the first writers of detective stories and novels in England. The first novel recognised as a detective story was written in 1868, by Wilkie...
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  • An Analysis of Jorge Luis Borges'
    "The Garden of Forking Paths" as a Detective Story. In comparing Jorge Luis Borges' "The Garden of Forking Paths" to that of the modern day detective story, I will discuss Borges' use of characters, theme, and also his unique use of narration. The combination of these three things puts Borges...
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  • Feminism in Crime Fictions – Agatha Christie as a Feminist Writer
    . Creating strong and positive leading female characters have always been a difficult task for writers, but because of the special needs of a crime story, it is especially demanding in a case of this genre. The majority of the detectives have always been men, and women have usually been the victims...
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  • A Comparison of Poe and Doyle
    his own writing, Doyle commented on Poe’s work, specifically mentioning his detective character Dupin in A Study In Scarlet, the first short story to feature Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes. In it, Dr. Watson, tries to complement Sherlock Holmes, comparing him to Poe’s detective from Murders in...
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  • The Pioneering Role of Mr. Sherlock Holmes
    elaborated in the Golden Age of detective fiction (1920-1930) were already employed in the short stories. Not only in the realm of detective fiction, but also in the domain of forensic science, Sherlock Holmes demonstrates a pioneering spirit remaining a great inspiration, especially for the way in which...
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  • Sherlock Holmes
    , was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. The first novel, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887 and the second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the first series of short stories in...
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  • Mr Koran Toil
    health -doesnt case about consequences -sarcastic/humorous tone -careless -masculine voice Feminine Masculine voice techniques -role reversal -personification -irony 'like death' There are five basic elements in a detective story: milieu, the victim, the criminal, the suspects and the...
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  • History of Detective Fiction
    . Detective fiction began in 1841 when Edgar Allan Poe introduced Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin in the short story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue. Dupin leads his own investigation and succeeds, where the regular authorities failed. Dupin also encountered two other incidents within the plots that Poe created and...
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  • Edgar Allan Poe
    bringing horror stories to American fiction is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe also created the detective story and gave American literature some of its most popular and enduring works. Poe is definitely one of America’s greatest authors. First of all, Poe made horror fiction a part of American literature. Even...
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  • Edgar Allan Poe
    creativity despite the depths of paranoiac despair. Although he produced a relatively small volume of work in his short life, he virtually invented the horror and detective genres and his literary legacy endures to this day. Poe integrates heavy symbolism and epizeuxis in his works. He coined the term...
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  • Literature
    CLIT 7013 PostModernism 2012-2013 Short Written Response Topic Examine the ways in which Paul Auster’s City of Glass challenge the convention of detective genre and open up discussion of postmodern concerns. The focus of the illustration of my argument is based on ‘the authority of...
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  • The Connection Between Audience and Author
    everything is put on the table for them as it is found in text. Freeman's short story may be thought of as a poorer detective film in which the viewer does not have to make any conclusions on their own. Much like the movie Along Came a Spider, based on the best selling novel by James Patterson, the...
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  • The Cast Away: the Analysis of Imagery in American Gothic Literature
    gothic fiction fame, Edgar Allen Poe actually began his author hood as a detective fiction writer. He’s even been called the creator of detective fiction. Strangely the detective stories he wrote were less about solving a crime than the grisly manner in which the crime occurred. Consequently his...
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  • Edgar Allan Poe's Influence on Literature
    Edgar Allan Poe’s influence on American literature was nothing short of great; not only was he the creator of the detective story and the horror thriller, but he also influenced many great writers, among those William Faulkner and Fyodor Dostoevsky. While Poe is best known for his horror thrillers...
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  • Analysis of Gold Bug
    . Critics and scholars, however, question if Jupiter's accent was authentic or merely comic relief, suggesting it was not similar to accents used by blacks in Charleston but possibly inspired by Gullah. Though the story is often included amongst the short list of detective stories by Poe, "The Gold-Bug...
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  • The Purloined Letter
    element used for the setting the short story is able to comply with both sub genres. ‘The Purloined Letter’, fits the genre of crime writing, as well as into the sub genre of detective fiction. This is due to such conventions as having a main detective. Dupin is the detective who can be described as...
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