Why did nineteenth century readers enjoy detective stories? Take notes and turn into a paragraph at the start of your essa...
Nineteenth Century <ul><li>1800 – 1900 </li></ul><ul><li>Period of technological, scientific, industrial transformation. <...
Emile Gaboriau <ul><li>Emile Gaboriau </li></ul><ul><li>Monsieur Lecoq </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Self-Made Detective” </li><...
Edgar Allan Poe <ul><li>Edgar Allan Poe </li></ul><ul><li>The Murders in the Rue Morgue   </li></ul><ul><li>C. Auguste Dup...
Pattern of Poe’s stories <ul><li>a strange crime takes place </li></ul><ul><li>a brilliant detective investigates </li></u...
Social Change <ul><li>fears about menace of crime </li></ul><ul><li>industrial revolution altered towns and cities </li></...
Type of detective <ul><li>interest in sciences </li></ul><ul><li>creation of scientist-detectives </li></ul><ul><li>solves...
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19th Century Detective Genre

  1. 1. Why did nineteenth century readers enjoy detective stories? Take notes and turn into a paragraph at the start of your essay. If you want to write in more detail, you can look at these articles: www.enotes.com/nineteenth-century-criticism/detective-fiction http://www.crimeculture.com/Contents/VictorianCrime.html If you finish, make detailed notes about the character of Sherlock Holmes from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes
  2. 2. Nineteenth Century <ul><li>1800 – 1900 </li></ul><ul><li>Period of technological, scientific, industrial transformation. </li></ul><ul><li>Period of huge growth in society. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Emile Gaboriau <ul><li>Emile Gaboriau </li></ul><ul><li>Monsieur Lecoq </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Self-Made Detective” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Edgar Allan Poe <ul><li>Edgar Allan Poe </li></ul><ul><li>The Murders in the Rue Morgue </li></ul><ul><li>C. Auguste Dupin </li></ul>
  5. 5. Pattern of Poe’s stories <ul><li>a strange crime takes place </li></ul><ul><li>a brilliant detective investigates </li></ul><ul><li>the detective solves the crime through logical reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>the criminal is unmasked </li></ul>
  6. 6. Social Change <ul><li>fears about menace of crime </li></ul><ul><li>industrial revolution altered towns and cities </li></ul><ul><li>by 1851 half of Britain’s population lived in an urban area </li></ul><ul><li>theft of property and organised crime became a concern </li></ul><ul><li>Metropolitan Police established in 1828 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Type of detective <ul><li>interest in sciences </li></ul><ul><li>creation of scientist-detectives </li></ul><ul><li>solves crimes by use of logic and latest scientific investigative methods </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why did nineteenth century readers enjoy detective stories? Turn your notes into a paragraph at the start of your essay. If you want to write in more detail, you can look at these articles: www.enotes.com/nineteenth-century-criticism/detective-fiction http://www.crimeculture.com/Contents/VictorianCrime.html If you finish, make detailed notes about the character of Sherlock Holmes from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes

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