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Anna Katharine Green's "Amelia Butterworth Mysteries" is a collection of classic detective novels that pioneered the mystery genre in the late 19th century. Green's intricate plots, clever twists, and attention to detail set the standard for mystery fiction, influencing later authors like Agatha Christie. The stories follow the sharp-witted amateur detective, Amelia Butterworth, as she solves crimes with her keen observation and deductive reasoning skills. Green's writing style is engaging, suspenseful, and full of subtle clues for readers to follow along with the investigation. Set in the Victorian era, the novels provide a fascinating glimpse into the societal norms and challenges of the time. Anna Katharine Green, known as the mother of the detective novel, was a pioneering female author in a male-dominated genre. Her passion for mysteries and talent for storytelling led her to create the beloved character of Amelia Butterworth, who broke stereotypes with her intelligence and independence. Green's own background in law and journalism provided her with the knowledge and skills needed to craft complex mysteries that continue to captivate audiences today. I highly recommend Anna Katharine Green's "Amelia Butterworth Mysteries" to readers who enjoy classic detective fiction and appreciate well-crafted whodunits. Green's contributions to the mystery genre are invaluable, and her stories are timeless in their intrigue and entertainment value.

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Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935) was a pioneering figure in American detective fiction, predating Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes by a decade with her first novel, 'The Leavenworth Case' (1878). Born in Brooklyn, New York, Green sought to combine her keen interest in legal matters with a natural flair for storytelling. She attended Ripley Female College in Vermont before embarking on her writing career, which was encouraged by her poet father. Her work was acclaimed for its intricate plotting, legal knowledge, and the creation of engaging characters. Green's literary contribution extended considerably with her creation of one of the earliest 'spinster detectives,' the inquisitive Amelia Butterworth, in her celebrated mystery series, including 'That Affair Next Door' (1897), 'Lost Man's Lane' (1898), and 'The Circular Study' (1900). Green's novels showcased her signature literary style, which blended Gothic sensibilities with intellectual puzzles, ultimately setting the stage for the future of the genre. She challenged the norms of her time, not only as a professional woman writer but also by creating a series centered around a female amateur detective, influencing writers such as Agatha Christie. While perhaps not as widely remembered as her male counterparts, Green's work remains seminal in shaping detective fiction as a form of literature with both popular appeal and analytical depth.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 628 Seiten

Größe: 976,0 KB

ISBN: 8596547747826