Adapting Detective Fiction: Crime, Englishness and the TV Detectives

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A&C Black, Jan 20, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 200 pages
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Contents

Introduction Adaptation and Cultural History
1
Sherlock Holmes and the Authenticity of Crime
19
Miss Marple Criminality and Englishness
40
Morse Heritage and the End of History
60
Jack Frost and the Condition of England Question
75
Cadfael Medievalism and Modern Nationhood
92
DCI Barnaby and an English Aesthetics of Crime
108
Conclusion Detecting the Nation
125
Notes
132
Bibliography
173
Index
189
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Neil McCaw is Reader in Literature and Culture at the University of Winchester, UK. His previous works include George Eliot and Victorian Historiography (Macmillan, 2000), Writing Irishness in Nineteenth-Century British Culture (Ashgate, 2004) and How to Read Texts (Continuum, 2008).

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