Short Detective Story Essays and Term Papers

  • Edgar Allen Poe

    the Detective Story In today’s time, the detective story is a very well known genre. However, before the early 1840s “detective” was not even a word. The world of literature would not be the same if it wasn’t for the invention of detective stories. Edgar Allan Poe invented the detective story. Edgar...

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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' "The...

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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 reader...

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  • Agatha Christie: Life and Career

    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 collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around...

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  • A Comparison of Poe and Doyle

    another influence on the stories written about “the great detective” in the works that came some 50 years earlier from the American literary critic, poet, editor and writer Edgar Allan Poe. In his own writing, Doyle commented on Poe’s work, specifically mentioning his detective character Dupin in A Study...

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  • The Detective Novel

    Detective fiction is perhaps one of the most popular literary genres of all time. One of the sub-genres of detective fiction is the detective novel. The novel as a formwas already, almost fully-developed before the emergence of the detective fiction. Though traces of detection techniques can be found...

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  • Essay romeo

    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 Collins entitled...

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  • Edgar Allan Poe

    of the detective fiction genre, due to the establishment of many of the fundamental crime and detective conventions in his Auguste Dupin writings. For most of his life, Poe fostered a strong passion for literature and ultimately attained literary fame as a critic, poet and author of short stories that...

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  • History of Detective Fiction

    History of Detective Fiction When I came to your class I had little knowledge of what detective fiction was, I knew it dealt with mystery, but never knew the real meaning of it. Thanks to you and your assignment, now I know. According to Wikipedia.org detective fiction is, "A branch of crime fiction...

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  • Feminism in Crime Fictions – Agatha Christie as a Feminist Writer

    the world, protesting for the equality of women in the political and social life. The thesis of the feminism covered every aspect of life within a short period of time, so it had a great influence on literature as well. The feminist theories penetrated most of the genres and sub-genres; consequently...

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  • Literature

    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 detective-writer’ Title Who...

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  • Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock Holmes From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective. For other uses, see Sherlock Holmes (disambiguation). Sherlock Holmes | Sherlock Holmes character | Sherlock Holmes in a 1904 illustration by Sidney Paget | First appearance...

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  • The Cast Away: the Analysis of Imagery in American Gothic Literature

    sub-categories of modern detective fiction and southern gothic (DiYanni, 2007). Despite his 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...

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  • The Pioneering Role of Mr. Sherlock Holmes

    four novels and fiftynine short stories, appearing between 1887 and 1914, of which the majority is narrated from the perspective of Holmes' assistant and flatmate Dr. Watson. Although Sherlock Holmes was not the original detective in English fiction (but Edgar Allen Poe's detective Dupin), his name has become...

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  • Edgar Allan Poe

    a good horror story. Millions of dollars are earned each year by books and films sold in this genre. Horror movies are always available in the movie theaters, and usually more than one is playing at a time. Many sleepovers and camping trips are not considered complete until a scary story is told at night...

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  • The Purloined Letter

    Question: What is the function of genre? Would you classify the ‘Purloined Letter’ a detective fiction or mystery? --------------------------------------------------------------- To categorise texts, allows us to view the world from another perspective, and make sense of the world. This is the function...

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  • The Big Sleep

    Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” and Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Speckled Band”. The main similarity is that all three are detectives. They are also smart and able to piece thing s together. Marlowe was able to solve the disappearance of Rusty Reagan by judging character and actions...

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  • Kid Kill

    Analyzing a short story * Title: Kid Kill * Author: Ed McBain * Year: 1953 * Genre: Short story - crime story * Description – a summary of the plot: The story takes place….. At the same time as it is written, It takes place on a very cold day in a smaller town in a police...

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  • What should the Sherlock Holmes stories have translated so well to television and cinema?

    Many of Sherlock Holmes’ stories have translated to many television series and many detective movies. Most of them are popular for the audients in different ages. There are three main reasons why they are so well-known: the addition of gothic ingredient, the design of the characters, and the meticulous...

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  • The Connection Between Audience and Author

    writing his/her literature. Especially true in detective fiction, authors are frequently searching for matchless ways to keep their audience involved and searching for the next piece of evidence. This is particularly the case when dealing with the two stories My Brother Jack, by Garry Disher, and A Mystery...

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