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Adapting Detective Fiction: Crime, Englishness and the TV Detectives Hardcover – Jan 20 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (Jan. 20 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847063071
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847063076
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 458 g
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Adapting Detective Fiction is an insightful and illuminating analysis of the various television adaptations of British detective fiction. It investigates the links between literary texts, television adaptations, and the socio-economic framework connecting and informing both, and in so doing it does for British detective fiction what Sean McCann's Gumshoe America did for American crime fiction. Neil McCaw produces fascinating readings of key texts and their television adaptations, but also reveals the complex web of social, cultural, economic, and political forces that lie behind the adaptations. As an investigation of the mediation between past and present that these adaptations represent, the book identifies what they say about national identity, nostalgia, and cultural values.--Sanford Lakoff

About the Author

Neil McCaw is Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Winchester, UK.

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