The Mayor's Wife

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Sprache - Englisch

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Anna Katharine Green's novel 'The Mayor's Wife' is a captivating piece of late 19th-century American literature, showcasing her signature blend of mystery and social commentary. Set in a small New England town, the story follows the mysterious disappearance of the town's beloved mayor's wife, intertwining elements of domestic drama with a puzzling whodunit. Green's intricate plotting and vivid characterizations add depth to the narrative, drawing readers into a world of secrets and scandals. Through her elegant prose and detailed descriptions, Green presents a compelling portrait of society during this period, addressing issues of class, gender, and power dynamics. 'The Mayor's Wife' is a prime example of Green's mastery of the detective fiction genre, influencing later writers such as Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle. Anna Katharine Green, considered one of the pioneers of American detective fiction, drew inspiration from her legal background and keen observations of society, crafting stories that continue to resonate with readers today. Recommended for fans of classic mystery novels and those interested in exploring themes of morality and justice in a bygone era.

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Anna Katharine Green (1846–1935) was a pioneering figure in the American literary scene, recognized as one of the first authors to introduce the genre of detective fiction in the United States. Her narrative approach intertwined suspense with legal and domestic drama, a style that became a hallmark for many detective novels that followed. Green published more than 40 books in her lifetime, with 'The Mayor's Wife' serving as an exemplar of her adept storytelling and intricate plot construction. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she received an education that was rare for women of her time, attending the prestigious Ripley Female College in Vermont. Influenced by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Wilkie Collins, Green sought to construct her own mysteries that captivated readers with intellectual puzzles and vivid characterizations. Her 1878 novel, 'The Leavenworth Case', garnered widespread acclaim and established her as a beloved novelist and a major influence on the genre. What set Green apart from her contemporaries was her ability to create detective figures, like Ebenezer Gryce, that challenged the social norms of the day. She is often credited with paving the way for future generations of writers, including the likes of Agatha Christie. Green's meticulous attention to procedural detail and her engaging narratives continue to be studied and celebrated, securing her legacy as a cornerstone of detective fiction.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 171 Seiten

Größe: 840,4 KB

ISBN: 8596547310211