The Resource Making the detective story American : Biggers, Van Dine and Hammett and the turning point of the genre, 1925-1930, J.K. Van Dover

Making the detective story American : Biggers, Van Dine and Hammett and the turning point of the genre, 1925-1930, J.K. Van Dover

Label
Making the detective story American : Biggers, Van Dine and Hammett and the turning point of the genre, 1925-1930
Title
Making the detective story American
Title remainder
Biggers, Van Dine and Hammett and the turning point of the genre, 1925-1930
Statement of responsibility
J.K. Van Dover
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Detective fiction is one of the America's most popular and enduring literary genres. This critical text examines the fiction of Earl Derr Biggers, S. S. Van Dine, and Dashiell Hammett, three writers who, during the Roaring Twenties, transformed the detective story "--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Dover, J. Kenneth
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.D4
LC item number
V35 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • American fiction
  • Biggers, Earl Derr
  • Van Dine, S. S.
  • Hammett, Dashiell
Label
Making the detective story American : Biggers, Van Dine and Hammett and the turning point of the genre, 1925-1930, J.K. Van Dover
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-216) and index
  • Includes Films Based on the Works of Earl Derr Biggers, S.S. Van Dine, and Dashiell Hammett: p. 190-196
Contents
Introduction: the detective and the 1920s -- He used to be a highbrow: intellect, taste, and the detection of crime in the 1920s -- No Chinaman: ethnicity and the detective in the 1920s -- Ripped from the headlines: translating sensational crime fact into popular crime fiction in the 1920s -- Enterprising, flippant, hard: young American women in detective fiction of the 1920s -- Appendix A: three brief biographies -- Appendix B: mystery and detection bestsellers, 1925-1935 -- Appendix C: films based on the works of Earl Derr Biggers, S.S. van Dine, and Dashiell Hammett
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 221 p.
Isbn
9780786448951
Isbn Type
(pbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010007144
System control number
  • 3516023-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3516023
  • (Sirsi) o496235761
  • (OCoLC)496235761
Label
Making the detective story American : Biggers, Van Dine and Hammett and the turning point of the genre, 1925-1930, J.K. Van Dover
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-216) and index
  • Includes Films Based on the Works of Earl Derr Biggers, S.S. Van Dine, and Dashiell Hammett: p. 190-196
Contents
Introduction: the detective and the 1920s -- He used to be a highbrow: intellect, taste, and the detection of crime in the 1920s -- No Chinaman: ethnicity and the detective in the 1920s -- Ripped from the headlines: translating sensational crime fact into popular crime fiction in the 1920s -- Enterprising, flippant, hard: young American women in detective fiction of the 1920s -- Appendix A: three brief biographies -- Appendix B: mystery and detection bestsellers, 1925-1935 -- Appendix C: films based on the works of Earl Derr Biggers, S.S. van Dine, and Dashiell Hammett
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 221 p.
Isbn
9780786448951
Isbn Type
(pbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010007144
System control number
  • 3516023-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3516023
  • (Sirsi) o496235761
  • (OCoLC)496235761

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