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Book details
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:114
  • eBook ISBN:9780975036341

Crime Fiction

The Big Sleep, The Real Inspector Hound, Anil's Ghost

by Janne Schill

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Crime Fiction contains an analysis of three key texts -The Big Sleep, Anil’s Ghost and The Real Inspector Hound - as culturally significant examples of the changes that have taken place in the crime fiction genre. Each analysis is based on Tzvetan’s Todorov’s theory about the dual narrative structure of crime fiction stories
Crime Fiction contains a literary analysis of three culturally significant stories - The Big Sleep, Anil’s Ghost and The Real Inspector Hound. Each analysis deals with Tzvetan Todorov theory about the dual narrative structure of crime fiction stories, the context and outstanding features as distinct examples of the evolving and dynamic crime fiction genre. The book also contains an introduction to genre theory, background knowledge on the evolution of the genre and its conventions, and the reasons for its popularity.   This book is clearly written and makes complex ideas accessible. It is suitable reading for academics, the general public and senior secondary school students.
About the author
Janne Schill is a highly skilled English teacher and HSc examiner, and she is currently working at Sydney Girls High School. She is the author of a successful series of English textbooks which have been published by Pearson Australia Pty Ltd and John Wiley and Sons.
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