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Author Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870,
Title Hunted down : the detective stories of Charles Dickens / edited and with an introduction by Peter Haining.
Imprint London : Peter Owen, [2013]

Author Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870,
Subject Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Short stories. Selections.
Detective and mystery stories, English.
Police -- England -- Fiction.
Alt Name Haining, Peter,
Description 223 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 20 cm
Note A selection of Dickens's detective stories and extracts from his novels.
Contents 1. Nemesis -- 2. The Drunkard's Death -- 3. The Automaton Police -- 4. The Modern Science of Thief-Taking -- 5. A Detective Police Party -- 6. Three 'Detective' Anecdotes -- 7. The Metropolitan Protectives -- 8. On Duty with Inspector Field -- 9. Down with the Tide -- 10. Inspector Bucket's Job -- 11. Hunted Down -- 12. Poor Mercantile Jack -- The Edwin Drood Syndicate / M.R. James.
Summary Charles Dickens was one of the great pioneers of detective fiction. While the larger-than-life characters in his novels have settled themselves in the public imagination, his detectives have had a profound effect on the development of crime fiction, and Dickens is now seen as the first major publicist for the police detective. In Hunted Down, Peter Haining has assembled a fascinating selection of Dicken's detective stories. Added to these are extracts from the novels in which the men of the law make their mark, including Mr Nadgett from Martin Chuzzlewit, the first serious detective in an English novel, and Inspector Bucket from Bleak House.
ISBN 9780720610000 (paperback)
0720610001 (paperback)
OCLC # 867505048

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