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Victorian Detectives in Contemporary Culture

Beyond Sherlock Holmes

Editors: Krawczyk-Żywko, Lucyna (Ed.)

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  • Shifts the focus on Victorian detectives from Sherlock Holmes to a variety of other popular figures that have received far less critical attention in the contemporary period
  • Discusses both classic and lesser-known figures to detail the breadth of impact each has had on contemporary adaptation
  • Offers insight into a variety of adaptations and types of legacies that the different figures have experienced, ranging from television to theater and beyond
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About this book

In contrast to the main body of current Victorian detective criticism, which tends to concentrate on Conan Doyle’s creation and only uses other detectives as a backdrop, the texts gathered in this volume examine various contemporary ways of (re)presenting real and fictional detectives that originated in or are otherwise associated with that era: Inspector Bucket, Sergeant Cuff, Inspector Reid, Tobias Gregson, Flaxman Low, and psychiatrists as detectives. Such a collection allows for a critical re-assessment of both the detectives’ importance to the Victorian literature and culture and provides a better basis for understanding the reasons behind their contemporary returns, re-imaginings and re-creations, contributing to the creation of a base for further cultural and critical works dealing with reworkings of the Victorian era.

About the authors

Lucyna Krawczyk-Żywko is Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland. Her main research area is contemporary reimaginings of Victorian villains and detectives, historic and fictional. She has published primarily on Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Beyond Sherlock Holmes: An Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Krawczyk-Żywko, Lucyna

  • Inspector Bucket: A Dickensian Detective

    Pages 13-25

    Jajszczok, Justyna

  • Sergeant Cuff and Spectacles of Detective Intrusion in The Moonstone and Its Adaptations

    Pages 27-41

    Mydla, Jacek

  • Edmund Reid and the Representation of the Middle Class in Ripper Street

    Pages 43-56

    Babilas, Dorota

  • The Case of the Two Gregsons: From A Study in Scarlet to Elementary

    Pages 57-76

    Hudácskó, Brigitta

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69311-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69310-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Victorian Detectives in Contemporary Culture
Book Subtitle
Beyond Sherlock Holmes
Editors
  • Lucyna Krawczyk-Żywko
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69311-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69311-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69310-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 116
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