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The Edwardian Detective, 1901-1915

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Examines the range of detective literature produced between 1901 and 1915 in Britain, during the reign of Edward VII and the early reign of George V. The book assesses the literature as cultural history, with a focus on issues such as legal reform, marital reform, surveillance, Germanophobia, masculinity/femininity, the best-seller, the arms race, international diplomacy a ...more
Hardcover, 424 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Ashgate Publishing
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Edwardian Era - viewed as a transitional period

- source of tension and anxiety where old and new ideas clashed (economy, religion, technology, sex)

- reflected in crime fiction with boys being influenced to emulate Sherlock Holmes; there was "an emphasis on correlating acts of reading and acts of masculinizing" (Kestner 5).

- Holmes viewed as a figure of masculinity, reason, and rationality; use deduction and logical thinking in their daily lives and in school; scoutmasters are encour
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