The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime

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Pub. Date: 2011-01-25
Publisher(s): Penguin Classics
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Smart, funny, and wildly adventurous tales of women who refused to sit politely in the parlor and chat about fashion. This textbook is full of very well-thought-out choices and I love that the stories are presented chronologically. He also includes a nice intro background to the authors that are included in this title. Highly recommended.






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Summary

A wonderfully wicked new anthology from the editor of The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime

It is the late Victorian era and society is fascinated by - and worried about - that suspicious character known as the New Woman. She rides bicycles and drives those newfangled automobiles and doesn't like to be told what to do.

In crime fiction as everywhere else, such women are breaking all the rules. Instead of attending tea parties and chatting about fashion, these pioneer women detectives are out shadowing suspects through London fog, crawling through secret passages, fingerprinting corpses - and sometimes committing a lesser crime in order to solve a murder.

The first-ever anthology devoted strictly to the pioneer female characters in crime fiction, the direct ancestors of everyone from Miss Marple to V I Warshawski, as well as the great female criminal masterminds. Smart, funny, and wildly adventurous tales of women who refused to sit politely in the parlor and chat about fashion.

Author Biography

Michael Sims is the editor of The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime, The Annotated Archy and Mehitabel, and the introducer of Ars+┬┐ne Lupin, Gentleman-Thief, and The Leavenworth Case, all for Penguin Classics, and the author of Apollo's Fire, Adam's Navel, and Darwin's Orchestra. He lives in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Suggestions for Further Readingp. xxv
The Penguin Book of Victorian Women in Crime
"The Mysterious Countess" (1864)p. 5
"The Unknown Weapon" (1864)p. 33
"Drawn Daggers" (1893)p. 107
"The Long Arm" (1895)p. 133
That Affair Next Door (1897)p. 167
"The Man with the Wild Eyes" (1897)p. 181
"The Adventure of the Cantankerous Old Lady" (1899)p. 213
"How He Cut His Stick" (1900)p. 235
"The Man Who Cut Off My Hair" (1912)p. 247
"The Man with Nine Lives" (1914)p. 267
"The Second Bullet" (1915)p. 303
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