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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction : The Mothers of the Mystery Genre
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'This book is a study of the "mothers" of the mystery genre. Traditionally the invention of crime writing has been ascribed to Poe, Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle, but they had formidable women rivals, whose work has been until recently largely forgotten. The purpose of this book is to "cherchez les femmes," in a project of rediscovery.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Includes chapters on the following writers: Mrs Radcliffe, Catherine Crowe, Mary Braddon, Ellen (Mrs Henry) Wood, Mary Helena Fortune, Metta Victoria Fuller Victor ('Seeley Regester') and Anna Katharine Green.
  • Dedication: For Stephen Knight.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire,
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Palgrave Macmillan , 2010 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The (Feminine) Eye of the Law : Mary Helena Fortune, Lucy Sussex , single work criticism (p. 120-141)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Palgrave Macmillan ,
      2010 .
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      Extent: xii, 216p.p.
      Description: illus. (b & w)
      Note/s:
      • Foreword by Val McDermid.
      • Includes a timeline of early true crime and its fictions.
      • Includes bibliography.
      • Includes index.
      ISBN: 9780230272293
      Series: y separately published work icon Crime Files Clive Bloom (editor), Palgrave Macmillan (publisher), Palgrave Macmillan , Z1772419 series - publisher criticism

Works about this Work

Mary Helena Fortune : An Independent Fly in the Webs of Victorian Society Tihana Klepač , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: Brno Studies in English , vol. 45 no. 1 2019; (p. 129-142)

'Mary Helena Fortune (c. 1833–1909) was a pioneer Australian crime fiction writer. At a time when marriage and domesticity still largely defined women's lives, in her autobiographical journalism Fortune freely admitted to being selffinancing. She claimed that her tea tasted better when she remembered that she has "earned every penny of the money that bought it." It was unusual for a Victorian woman. And as her memoirs and journalistic prose testify, Fortune was anything but usual. The story of her life, her writing, her husbands, sons and lovers is extraordinary, and was potentially dangerous for Fortune, given the hypocritical morals of the time. Thus, being fully aware of the webs the Victorian society set for independent flies, Fortune wrote under a pseudonym of Waif Wander which sheltered her, and protected her income. Her memoirs, partly fictionalised, a common Victorian genre, reveal an extraordinary woman and extraordinary times in Australian history.' (Publication abstract)

[Review] Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction : The Mothers of the Mystery Genre Emma Ashmere , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , June 2016;

— Review of Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction : The Mothers of the Mystery Genre Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work criticism
Review : Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction : The Mothers of the Mystery Genre Heidi Logan , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies , vol. 19 no. 1 2014; (p. 77-79)

— Review of Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction : The Mothers of the Mystery Genre Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work criticism
Untitled Catherine Delafield , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: English Studies , March vol. 94 no. 2 2013; (p. 245-246)

— Review of Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction : The Mothers of the Mystery Genre Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work criticism
A Suitable Job for a Woman Sue Turnbull , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 October 2010; (p. 20)

— Review of Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction : The Mothers of the Mystery Genre Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work criticism
Criminal Mothers Kate Watson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 22 no. 1 2010; (p. 7-8)

— Review of Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction : The Mothers of the Mystery Genre Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work criticism
A Suitable Job for a Woman Sue Turnbull , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 October 2010; (p. 20)

— Review of Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction : The Mothers of the Mystery Genre Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work criticism
Untitled Catherine Delafield , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: English Studies , March vol. 94 no. 2 2013; (p. 245-246)

— Review of Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction : The Mothers of the Mystery Genre Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work criticism
Review : Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction : The Mothers of the Mystery Genre Heidi Logan , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies , vol. 19 no. 1 2014; (p. 77-79)

— Review of Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction : The Mothers of the Mystery Genre Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work criticism
[Review] Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction : The Mothers of the Mystery Genre Emma Ashmere , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , June 2016;

— Review of Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction : The Mothers of the Mystery Genre Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work criticism
Mary Helena Fortune : An Independent Fly in the Webs of Victorian Society Tihana Klepač , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: Brno Studies in English , vol. 45 no. 1 2019; (p. 129-142)

'Mary Helena Fortune (c. 1833–1909) was a pioneer Australian crime fiction writer. At a time when marriage and domesticity still largely defined women's lives, in her autobiographical journalism Fortune freely admitted to being selffinancing. She claimed that her tea tasted better when she remembered that she has "earned every penny of the money that bought it." It was unusual for a Victorian woman. And as her memoirs and journalistic prose testify, Fortune was anything but usual. The story of her life, her writing, her husbands, sons and lovers is extraordinary, and was potentially dangerous for Fortune, given the hypocritical morals of the time. Thus, being fully aware of the webs the Victorian society set for independent flies, Fortune wrote under a pseudonym of Waif Wander which sheltered her, and protected her income. Her memoirs, partly fictionalised, a common Victorian genre, reveal an extraordinary woman and extraordinary times in Australian history.' (Publication abstract)

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