A Strange Disappearance
Sprache - Englisch
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In 'A Strange Disappearance', Anna Katharine Green adeptly weaves a tale that not only captivates with its intricate plot but also offers a glimpse into the social fabric of the 19th century. The novel showcases Green's pioneering foray into the detective genre, infusing her narrative with finely tuned suspense and unexpected turns. Green's literary style is methodical and detailed, indicative of the early detective fiction form, where every clue is essential, and the resolution is as rewarding as it is surprising. The literary context of Green's work aligns her with contemporaries such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, yet her contribution holds a unique place in establishing the genre in America.
Green, often heralded as 'the mother of the detective novel' in the United States, brought a sharp analytical mind and deep insight into her storytelling. Her background as a poet and interest in criminal law and justice shine through in her intricately plotted mysteries. 'A Strange Disappearance' reflects Green's keen observation of societal norms and human psyche, elements which surely influenced her crafting of complex characters and their hidden motives that drive the narrative.
For fans of classic detective fiction and those looking to delve into the origins of the genre, 'A Strange Disappearance' comes highly recommended. Green's work is more than just a mystery; it's a vital literary artefact that provides contextual commentary on its times while entertaining its readers with a brilliantly constructed puzzle. This republished edition by DigiCat Publishing offers both new readers and devout Green enthusiasts a chance to experience a classic with the respect and continued examination it justly deserves.
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Anna Katharine Green (1846–1935) was a pioneering figure in the American detective fiction genre, predating Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes by a decade. Her narratives are often characterized by strong plot construction, legal expertise, and the clever piecing together of clues, which shaped the foundation for future detective stories. Green's first and most famous novel, 'The Leavenworth Case' (1878), was hailed for its well-crafted plot and engaging mystery, setting a high standard for the genre. 'A Strange Disappearance' (1880) is another notable work in her oeuvre, showcasing her adeptness at creating suspense and her ability to weave intricate narratives. Green's literary style is marked by a detailed attention to the procedures and mannerisms of the legal and law enforcement communities of her time. Though not as widely known today, she was a best-selling author in her era and exercised significant influence on later writers in the genre, such as Agatha Christie. Green also broke gender barriers, establishing herself in a traditionally male-dominated field with her intellect and writing skill commanding the respect of the literary community of her day.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Umfang: 121 Seiten
Größe: 550,4 KB
Veröffentlichung: 15. September 2022