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Victims or Villains: Jewish Images in Classic English Detective Fiction
by Malcolm J. Turnbull
University of Wisconsin Press, 1998
Cloth: 978-0-87972-783-3 | Paper: 978-0-87972-784-0
Library of Congress Classification PR888.J4T87 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification 823.087209352039

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Portrayed as dubious moneylenders, underworld operatives, megalomaniacs, Bolshevik saboteurs, or unscrupulous war-profiteers, Jewish characters have surfaced in English detective fiction from the very beginning. Starting with Conan Doyle, and focusing on the Golden Age of the genre, Tunrbull uses multiple examples to trace the evolution of Jewish caricature in British crime writing, and examines fictional representations of Jews in relation to burgeoning antisemitic sentiment within British society. Attention is paid to crime writers as wide-ranging as Baroness Orczy, Sydney Horler, R. Austin Freeman, Ngaio Marsh, and S. T. Haymon, and the depiction of Jews by Golden Age giants Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, and Anthony Berkeley Cox.
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