By Salem Press, Fiona Kelleghan, Roger Guenveur Smith
Due to the fact Edgar Allan Poe invented the trendy secret novel within the mid-19th century, the variety of authors writing during this box has gradually elevated in addition to a requirement for such literature. As a reaction to such progress, this article positive aspects articles on a hundred of an important writers of the style.
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1966. Reprint. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1983. Mileham, James W. : French Forum, 1982. Prendergast, Christopher. Balzac: Fiction and Melodrama. London: E. Arnold, 1978. Robb, Graham. Balzac: A Life. New York: Norton, 1995. Tilby, Michael, ed. Balzac. London: Longman, 1995. Pierre L. Horn E. C. Bentley E. C. Bentley Born: London, England; July 10, 1875 Died: London, England; March 30, 1956 Also wrote as • E. Clerihew Type of plot • Amateur sleuth Principal series • Philip Trent, 1913-1938. Principal series character • Philip Trent has become famous by his early thirties for publicly solving crimes in the columns of The Record.
Corentin is ably assisted by Contenson, a virtuoso of disguise, and by Peyrade, a crafty former nobleman with a perfect knowledge of aristocratic manners and language. Twenty years after their success in An Historical Mystery, all three are reunited in The Splendors and Miseries of Courtesans. Following a series of fantastic adventures replete with poisoned cherries, hidden passageways, rapes, and kidnappings—in short, all the melodramatic devices of Balzac’s apprenticeship—they are ultimately instrumental in thwarting the villain’s machinations.
Winks and Maureen Corrigan. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1998. Ambrosetti, Ronald J. Eric Ambler. New York: Twayne, 1994. , and Bruce A. Rosenberg. The Spy Story. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987. Eames, Hugh. : Studies of Problem Solvers, Doyle, Simenon, Hammett, Ambler, Chandler. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1978. Lambert, Gavin. The Dangerous Edge. New York: Grossman, 1976. Lewis, Peter. Eric Ambler. New York: Continuum, 1990. McCormick, Donald. Who’s Who in Spy Fiction. London: Elm Tree Books, 1977.