What is it that has always made the detective such a popular figure in fiction? Why are we invariably seduced by the search to discover "whodunit"? and how far back does this fascination go?. T.J. Binyon follows the trail of the detective in fiction from Edgar Allan Poe's Chevalier Dupin to the present day; yet this book is a history not of a type of fiction, but of a type of character - the fictional detective. This approach reflects two unusual aspects of the genre: not only did it grow out of the character, rather than vice versa, but also the characters - such as Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot - have frequently overshadowed their authors.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, 1990. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0192827308
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97801928273021.0