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The Resource The best American mystery stories of the 19th century, edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler

The best American mystery stories of the 19th century, edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler

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The best American mystery stories of the 19th century
Title
The best American mystery stories of the 19th century
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler
Title variation
Best American mystery stories of the nineteenth century
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Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An unparalleled treasury of crime, mystery, and murder from the genre's founding century With stories by Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, and Jack London, The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century is an essential anthology of American letters. It's a unique blend of beloved writers who contributed to the genre and forgotten names that pioneered the form, such as Anna Katharine Green, the godmother of mystery fiction, and the African-American writer Charles W. Chesnutt. Of course, Penzler includes "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," recognized as the first detective story, and with thirty-three stories spanning the years 1824'1899, nowhere else can readers find such a surprising, comprehensive take on the evolution of the American mystery story
Cataloging source
HQD
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS648.D4
LC item number
B47 2014
Literary form
short stories
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Penzler, Otto
Series statement
  • Best American Mystery Stories
  • Best American series
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  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Short stories, American
  • Detective and mystery stories
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The best American mystery stories of the 19th century, edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler
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Contents
  • The purloined letter
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Remarkable case of arrest for murder
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • The fatal secret
  • Daniel Webster
  • The danseuse
  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • A double tragedy: an actor's story
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • The story of the young robber
  • The two sisters; or, The avenger
  • Allan Pinkerton
  • The lady, or the tiger? and The discourager of hesitancy
  • Frank Stockton
  • A thumb-print and what came of it
  • Mark Twain
  • My favorite murder
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • The sheriff's children
  • Charles W. Chesnutt
  • Washington Irving
  • Gallegher
  • Richard Harding Davis
  • 'Round the opium lamp
  • William Norr
  • Lingo Dan
  • Percival Pollard
  • The nameless man and the Montezuma emerald
  • Rodrigues Ottolengui
  • The doctor, his wife, and the clock
  • Anna Katharine Green
  • The rifle
  • A very strange case
  • William M. Hinkley
  • The long arm
  • Mary E. Wilkins
  • The mysterious card and The mysterious card unveiled
  • Cleveland Moffett
  • Tom Sawyer, detective
  • Mark Twain
  • The corpus delicti
  • Melville Davisson Post
  • William Leggett
  • The suicide of Kiaros
  • L. Frank Baum
  • The purple emperor
  • Robert W. Chambers
  • At Pinney's ranch
  • Edward Bellamy
  • The blue hotel
  • Stephen Crane
  • A cup of cold water
  • Edith Wharton
  • Mr. Higginbotham's catastrophe
  • The detective's pretty neighbor
  • Nicholas Carter
  • A point in morals
  • Ellen Glasgow
  • A thousand deaths
  • Jack London
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Edgar Allan Poe
Control code
sky262437025
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 604 pages
Isbn
9780544302228
Lccn
bl2014042342
Label
The best American mystery stories of the 19th century, edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler
Publication
Copyright
Contents
  • The purloined letter
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Remarkable case of arrest for murder
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • The fatal secret
  • Daniel Webster
  • The danseuse
  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • A double tragedy: an actor's story
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • The story of the young robber
  • The two sisters; or, The avenger
  • Allan Pinkerton
  • The lady, or the tiger? and The discourager of hesitancy
  • Frank Stockton
  • A thumb-print and what came of it
  • Mark Twain
  • My favorite murder
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • The sheriff's children
  • Charles W. Chesnutt
  • Washington Irving
  • Gallegher
  • Richard Harding Davis
  • 'Round the opium lamp
  • William Norr
  • Lingo Dan
  • Percival Pollard
  • The nameless man and the Montezuma emerald
  • Rodrigues Ottolengui
  • The doctor, his wife, and the clock
  • Anna Katharine Green
  • The rifle
  • A very strange case
  • William M. Hinkley
  • The long arm
  • Mary E. Wilkins
  • The mysterious card and The mysterious card unveiled
  • Cleveland Moffett
  • Tom Sawyer, detective
  • Mark Twain
  • The corpus delicti
  • Melville Davisson Post
  • William Leggett
  • The suicide of Kiaros
  • L. Frank Baum
  • The purple emperor
  • Robert W. Chambers
  • At Pinney's ranch
  • Edward Bellamy
  • The blue hotel
  • Stephen Crane
  • A cup of cold water
  • Edith Wharton
  • Mr. Higginbotham's catastrophe
  • The detective's pretty neighbor
  • Nicholas Carter
  • A point in morals
  • Ellen Glasgow
  • A thousand deaths
  • Jack London
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Edgar Allan Poe
Control code
sky262437025
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 604 pages
Isbn
9780544302228
Lccn
bl2014042342

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