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The Best American Mystery Stories Of The 19th Century (2014)


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Published: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
Series: Best American series.
Description:  xvii, 604 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 0544302222 (hardback), 9780544302228 (hardback) :, 9780544302228, 0544302222 :,
Language:  English

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

Story of the young robber / Rifle / Mr. Higginbotham's catastrophe / Murders in the Rue Morgue / Purloined letter / Remarkable case of arrest for murder / Fatal secret / Danseuse / A double tragedy: an actor's story / Two sisters; or, The avenger / Lady, or the tiger? and The discourager of hesitancy / A thumb-print and what came of it / My favorite murder / Sheriff's children / Gallegher / 'Round the opium lamp / Lingo Dan / Nameless man and the Montezuma emerald / Doctor, his wife, and the clock / A very strange case / Long arm / Mysterious card and The mysterious card unveiled / Tom Sawyer, detective / Corpus delicti / Suicide of Kiaros / Purple emperor / At Pinney's ranch / Blue hotel / A cup of cold water / Detective's pretty neighbor / A point in morals / A thousand deaths / Washington Irving -- William Leggett -- Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Edgar Allan Poe -- Edgar Allan Poe -- Abraham Lincoln -- Daniel Webster -- Thomas Bailey Aldrich -- Louisa May Alcott -- Allan Pinkerton -- Frank Stockton -- Mark Twain -- Ambrose Bierce -- Charles W. Chesnutt -- Richard Harding Davis -- William Norr -- Percival Pollard -- Rodrigues Ottolengui -- Anna Katharine Green -- William M. Hinkley -- Mary E. Wilkins -- Cleveland Moffett -- Mark Twain -- Melville Davisson Post -- L. Frank Baum -- Robert W. Chambers -- Edward Bellamy -- Stephen Crane -- Edith Wharton -- Nicholas Carter -- Ellen Glasgow -- Jack London Related Searches:
Detective and mystery stories, American.
Short stories, American -- 19th century.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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Additional Credits:
Penzler, Otto, editor

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