Detective fiction and modernity : a study of Dorothy L. Sayers and Christopher Caudwell
Thesis (M.A.)--Georgetown University, 2008.; Includes bibliographical references. A study of the development of detective fiction as a genre from its roots in the nineteenth century to its "Golden Age" heyday. Special attention is paid to how Dorothy Sayers and Christopher Caudwell represent the conventions and form of the genre. The concluding chapter examines two of Caudwell's final detective novels in light of how they grapple with modern questions and anxieties.
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