The Complete Judith Lee Adventures

Author: Richard Marsh
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"One of Sherlock Holmes's greatest rivals, a female detective who solves cases using her abilities in lip-reading and ju-jitsu, returns to print in this first-ever annotated, illustrated edition" The incredible popularity of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories led to an explosion in tales featuring fictional detectives, but few of them were as original or interesting as Richard Marsh's Judith Lee, whose stories appeared alongside Doyle's in "Strand Magazine" from 1911-1916. "My name is Judith Lee. I am a teacher of the deaf and dumb. I teach them by what is called the oral system - that is, the lip-reading system. I suppose I must have a special sort of knack in that direction, because I do not remember a time when, by merely watching people speaking at a distance, I did not know what they were saying. This knack of mine, in a way, is almost equivalent to another sense. It has led me into the most singular situations, and it has been the cause of many really extraordinary adventures." Thus opens the first of Marsh's charming stories featuring Judith Lee, who thwarts murderers, robbers, burglars, con-men, and spies using her remarkable ability to read lips in multiple languages, along with her quick wits, innate intelligence, and skills in disguise and martial arts. Best known today for his horror fiction, including "The Beetle" (1897), a Gothic thriller that initially outsold Bram Stoker's "Dracula," Richard Marsh (1857-1915) is receiving increased attention in recent years for his other works, including the twenty-two Judith Lee stories, reprinted in full in this volume, along with the original illustrations from "Strand Magazine" and a new scholarly introduction and annotations by Minna Vuohelainen."

The Complete Adventures Of Judith Lee

Author: Richard Marsh
Editor: Hollywood Comics
ISBN: 9781612270715
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Marsh's female detective Judith Lee is unique among the best notable women detectives in 19th-century popular literature. He was still writing Judith Lee stories when he passed away, and his widow issued a final collection in 1916. This omnibus volume includes both collections, as well as a never reprinted story from 1916.

Richard Marsh Popular Fiction And Literary Culture 1890 1915

Author: Victoria Margree
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 152612436X
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Richard Marsh was one of the most popular and prolific authors of the late-Victorian and Edwardian periods. His bestselling The Beetle: A Mystery (1897) outsold Bram Stoker’s Dracula. A prolific author within a range of genres including Gothic, crime, humour and romance, Marsh produced stories about shape-shifting monsters, morally dubious heroes, lip-reading female detectives and objects that come to life. However, while Marsh’s work appealed to a public greedy for sensationalist fiction, both the cultural elite of the day and twentieth-century literary critics looked askance at his popular middlebrow fiction. In the wake of the recent rediscovery of Marsh’s fiction, this essay collection builds on burgeoning scholarly interest in the author. Marsh emerges here as a fascinating writer who helped shape the genres of popular fiction and whose stories offer surprising responses to issues of criminality, gender and empire in this period of cultural transition.

Morality And The Law In British Detective And Spy Fiction 1880 1920

Author: Kate Morrison
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476639752
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Who decides what is right or wrong, ethical or immoral, just or unjust? In the world of crime and spy fiction between 1880 and 1920, the boundaries of the law were blurred and justice called into question humanity's moral code. As fictional detectives mutated into spies near the turn of the century, the waning influence of morality on decision-making signaled a shift in behavior from idealistic principles towards a pragmatic outlook taken in the national interest. Taking a fresh approach to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's popular protagonist, Sherlock Holmes, this book examines how Holmes and his rival maverick literary detectives and spies manipulated the law to deliver a fairer form of justice than that ordained by parliament. Multidisciplinary, this work views detective fiction through the lenses of law, moral philosophy, and history, and incorporates issues of gender, equality, and race. By studying popular publications of the time, it provides a glimpse into public attitudes towards crime and morality and how those shifting opinions helped reconstruct the hero in a new image.

Edinburgh Companion To Fin De Siecle Literature Culture And The Arts

Author: Josephine M. Guy
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474408931
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The first scholarly comparative analysis of Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze's philosophies of difference.

Richard Marsh

Author: Minna Vuohelainen
Editor: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 1783163402
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‘Richard Marsh’ (Richard Bernard Heldmann, 1857–1915) was a bestselling, versatile and prolific author of gothic, crime, adventure, romantic and comic fiction. This book, the first on Marsh, establishes his credentials as a significant agent within the fin de siècle gothic revival. Marsh’s work spans a range of gothic modes, including the canonical fin de siècle subgenres of urban and imperial gothic and gothic-inflected sensation and supernatural fiction, but also rarer hybrid genres such as the comic gothic and the occult romance. His greatest success came in 1897 when he published his bestselling invasion narrative The Beetle: A Mystery, a novel that articulated many of the key themes of fin de siècle urban gothic and outsold its close rival, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, well into the twentieth century. The present work extends studies of Marsh’s literary production beyond The Beetle, contending that, in addition to his undoubted interest in non-normative gender and ethnic identities, Marsh was a writer with an acute sense of spatiality, whose fiction can be read productively through the lens of spatial theory.

Antiquarian Book Monthly Review

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The Saturday Review Of Politics Literature Science And Art

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The Differential Effects Of Three Parent Education Programs On The Achievement Of Their Children Enrolled In An Experimental Head Start Program

Author: Judith Lee Kuipers
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