The Best American Mystery Stories of the 19th Century (Hardcover)

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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780544302228
ISBN-10: 0544302222
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014
Pages: 604
Language: English
Series: Best American