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Detective Story Paper

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The Robbery- Search for the perpetrators Geneva is one of the most prosperous small towns in Europe. It is located in a district that is agriculturally rich, making its growth and its social progress phenomenal compared to other cities. On its periphery, there are nicely cultivated beautiful ridges with good looking farm houses, giving an appearance of extreme beauty, which is hardly witnessed in other cities…
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The Detective Story The Cannibal

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Some last months had been receiving a few reports of girls being kidnapped and never being discovered. The incidents were increasing and detective Robert was not comfortable with what was happening. The criminal was not leaving any clue…
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The Inventor f the Detective Story

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The paper says that Wilkie Collins was one οf the most famous novelists οf his time. However, Collin's reputation now rests on the novels The Frozen Deep, The Woman in White, and The Moonstone. An expert in mystery, suspense, and crime, he is often regarded as the inventor οf the detective story…
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Contribution of Edgar Allen Poe to Detective Fiction

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This paper "Contribution of Edgar Allen Poe to Detective Fiction" discusses the credit of initiating the genre of detective story that goes to Edgar Allen Poe. Though his specific domain is a gothic story which includes elements of mystery and depicts the different facets of human evil nature…
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Contribution of Edgar Allen Poe to Detective Fiction

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Human nature is the combination of good and evil. When we resort to evil to appease our instincts and do such things as are prohibited by our society, we become trapped into the web of evil that tempts us to commit some crimes…
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Therefore, metaphysical detective story helps us to question the limits of our knowledge, fiction, narrative, subjectivity, the nature of reality,…
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Who Killed Palomino Molero by Mario Vargas Llosa

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As the last surviving son of a widow, Palomino Molero was exempt from military service. Indeed, Molero was not a fighter, he was a musician: He played the guitar and sang boleros to the young women in Talara, a small Peruvian town. Yet he enlisted in the Air Force.
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Discussion of The Mystery to the Solution in Relation to the Urban Setting
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Edgar Allan Poe is widely recognised as the father of the detective story genre(Scaggs, 2005). His pioneering detective stories include “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, “The Mystery of Marie Rogêt” and “The Purloined Letter”. …
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The Classical Detective Formula

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The classical detective formula entails a conventional way of defining and developing certain situations, actions relevant to these situations, the characters involved and their relationships, as well as the settings surrounding the situation…
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The Sandy Corpse
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It was a pleasant morning as Brent Stockett and I walked down the beach. This vacation was just what I needed and Stockett, who hadn't been to this town before, decided to come along. We passed by giggling children dashing out to the waves, exhausted parents looking half-drowned trudging back up to the towels and a pouty…
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Golden Age a Detection Fiction of the Interwar Period
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This essay analyzes "The Golden Age" of detective fiction, that refers to both specific subgenre and (the cozy) and the historical period (the interwar years) (James, 2009). It is loosely defined as a soft-boiled detective fiction released between the two war (World War 1 and World War 2)…
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Short reaction on Casablanca 1942
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It is difficult to find a negative response about Casablanca in the literature. In my opinion, the main characters went through serious and deep internal evolution— finally they got an idea of the need to sacrifice…
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Sherlock Holmes Movie
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In contrary to David Stratton, I believe the movie is a success and out of the norm. The action orientation in the film is well depicted by the different characters and would attract an audience of all age groups. …
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Discussion board
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It talks about a mad dog that supposedly haunts a family, a ghost that has done so for many years. Starring Sherlock Holmes, the master of solving crimes, the book attempts to investigate…
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'With reference to at least one of the themes from the module, analyse a television crime drama. Your answer should consider both the diversity within this approach to crime drama and its utility. Screenings from the module can be used as your ca
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This helps in getting the story from a better perspective as opposed to if Holmes was to tell the story himself. Watson plays the role of making Sherlock look good, almost superhuman. Holmes’ abilities are the ones…
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The Search for 100 Million Missing Women
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The Search for 100 Million Missing Women: The author duo of Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have made economics accessible to the general reader through their popular work Freakonomics and its sequel. Continuing on with the spirit of scholarly adventure, they yet again unfold unexpected correlations in understanding odd phenomenon…
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Composition
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Stout became very popular due to his Nero Wolfe series of novels. The author of the book, David Anderson, clearly believes that Wolfe characterizes the sentiments of Stout. This…
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American Short Story Writers

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This essay "American Short Story Writers" deals with the writings of American short story writers. Namely, the writings of Ernest Hemmingway and Flannery O’Connor effectively capture familial roles, feelings, and attitudes that sum up nature American society in the twentieth century…
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Folklore with Witches: The Juniper Tree
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In the paper “Folklore with Witches: The Juniper Tree” the author discusses a short story about a small boy born to a man’s first wife who is killed by his second wife as a means of securing her husband’s fortune. The woman contrives to have her young daughter accept responsibility for the death…
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Comparing between the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the Maltese Falcon
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series and Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon are two novels of the 19th century that leave a lasting impression to its readers. Noticeably, the most significant similarity for these novels are that they embodied what a good detective story should be. …
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Linguistics

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Media has its main goal to amaze public, to appeal for the interests of people, to their most inner thoughts and ideas and for this purpose very often figurative language is used. In the modern context it is possible to differ between online media and printed media. We decided…
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Specific Features of Journalistic Fiction
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The author of this essay "Specific Features of Journalistic Fiction" describes the extent to which  Truman Capote combines ‘the creditability of fact, the immediacy of film, the depth and freedom of prose and the precision of poetry’ in his book In Cold Blood to create a ‘journalistic fiction’. …
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The writing life of edgar allan poe
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Date Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe is one of the greatest American poets and a master of the horror tale. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. His father, David Poe, Jr. died in 1810 while his mother, Elizabeth Hopkins Poe passed away in 1811…
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JULIO CORTAZAR

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It was later renamed ‘Blow Up’ to ride in on the popularity of Michelangelo Antonioni’s film, ‘Blow Up’ (Huddleston).
In “Las Babas…
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French Literature: Balzac's An episode under the terror
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13 August, 2011. French Literature- Balzac- "An episode under the terror" The protagonist of the story An Episode Under the Terror is the stranger who happens to be the executor of King Louis…
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The Secret of Channel No. 5 by Tilar J. Mazzeo
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This essay discusses the Secret of Channel No. 5 by Tilar J. Mazzeo. It analyses secrets behind the world’s best perfume. The standard size of the bottle contains thirty milliliters of the perfume and comprises of aromas of the combination of jasmine flowers, May roses, and aldehydes…
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An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq
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This story “An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq” is a literary breakthrough for the American soldier. John Crawford started blogging in Iraq. When he returned, Crawford wrote a brutally honest story about Iraq. From the blood, and the Iraqi’s disdain, Crawford tells the truth…
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Deja Vu Review
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Instructor name Date Deja Vu Review Through the use of particular production techniques and settings, film producers are able to create a mood that pervades their film and helps to inform the viewer regarding the major issues being addressed…
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Annotated Bibliography: The Theme of Politics in Detective Fiction

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In this article, Dey coherently investigates the power and authority of watching solely to the investigator or a detector in detective fiction. The narratives contained in the article mediate moral, political, and epistemological queries through the rationalistic and surveillance interpretations of detectives…
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Several writing exercises
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In my opinion, the main value of the first and second books of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics is that they examine the notion of happiness and virtue. Happiness, according to Aristotle, can be comprehended as follows: 1) If to treat happiness as a ceaseless pursuit of…
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Detective Fiction Narrative Voices

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Detective Fiction Narrative Voices In a detective fiction story, the action usually involves one or more individuals attempting to solve a murder or other serious crime. In some of these stories, we see an assistant act as a method by which the protagonist can explain his or her actions to the reader…
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The purloined letter by Edgar Allan Poe
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Edgar Allan Poe is a master of the short story form. All the skill and craft required of a short story are evident in The Purloined Letter. This short detective fiction is about displaying the cleverness of the investigator (Auguste Dupin) in solving a case. …
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Edgar Allan Poe: Ignored in Life, Beloved in Death
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This essay describes the life, death and works of largely ignored during his lifetime, Edgar Allan Poe. The researcher focuses on the discussion of the biography of the genios of the short story genre and states that Poe was a pioneer of modern psychological fiction and detective stories…
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The Speckled Band
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, is legendary. In one of his classic escapades, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, Doyle frames the brilliance of his hero in an exotic tale of mystery and intrigue by using several devices familiar to the detective genre; particularly in regard to his characters…
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Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness

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Heart of Darkness is a famous novel by Joseph Conrad which narrates the story of Marlow, an Englishman, who makes a journey through the African jungle on a foreign assignment from a Belgian trading company as a ferry-boat captain in Africa. The novel is recognized as an important link between Victorian and modern literary values and ideals and the narrative strategy of the author has contributed to the success of the novel…
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Assignment Title: Starting with a discussionof Chapter 14, identify and explore the range of narrative techniques used in 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' to engage the reader

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Although the short novel The Hound of the Baskervilles celebrates the exploits of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, the story is told indirectly, through the somewhat biased eyes of his assistant Watson. This allows the hero to remain at a distance to the main plot, and…
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The Life of Edgar Allan Poe
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In the paper “The Life of Edgar Allan Poe” the author discusses the life of Edgar Allan Poe who has lived an utterly short life. In his 40 years of life, Poe has done so many things and has made invaluable contributions to the heritage of our literature. Poe might have done more if not for his abrupt death…
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Native Son by Richard Wright

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A reading of the novel on the surface readily suggests a crime and detective story with poverty, sex and racial discrimination as side spices. Going deeper though will unfold from a micro viewpoint the sociological and political aspects which the author wanted to convey…
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Novel Analysis

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A recurring theme that can be found in Thomas Pynchon’s novel The Crying of Lot 49 is that confusion has a tremendous effect on society and that in order to counter it one must always be in motion, juggling the constant influx of information and images one receives in an…
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The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe
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This essay discusses the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe. His life was tarnished by misfortunes early in life and it can be discerned in his own works. After his parents’ death, Edgar was adopted by Frances and John Allan, a rich trader in Richmond, Virginia…
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Edgar Allen Poe
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Running Head: English Literature The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe Name Name of Professor Edgar Allan Poe, leaving a remarkable literary legacy on the fields of science fiction and horror, is currently regarded the pioneer of the modern detective story…
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Monkey Bridge and the Vietnam War
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The narration in Lan Cao’s novel Monkey Bridge unfolds through two narrative voices. These are that of Mai, a young Vietnamese refugee who immigrated America on the day Saigon fell in 1975, and her mother, Thanh. …
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Life Changing Chemicals
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The article being reviewed is about synthetic chemicals that exist in the world, and how they affect the normal biological functions in animals. The author is Susan McGrath, a well-known and frequent contributor in the Audubon, National Geographic, and Smithsonian magazines…
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Exam Final

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In the play Bacchae, this author prefers to adopt the view of Ian Johnston (http://records.viu.ca/~johnstoi/euripides/Bacchae_Introduction.htm, 2001) that Pentheus’ “act of defiance” against Dionysus could be viewed as the legitimate action of a king. Pentheus merely…
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The relationship between commodification and personal value in The Moonstone and The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The war with China has begun, and already several hundred Chinese have been murdered by our cruisers, because the government of China will not allow us to poison its subjects; in which poisoning, it appears, we have obtained a vested right. An expedition is fitting out at…
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Edgar Allan Poe
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Detective writings are usually built around imitation and repetition, but Poe is not consistent in his reflections about values of originality or imitation. The evident and most prominent aim of Mr. Poe is originality, either of idea, or the combination of ideas. …
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Influence of Western Genre in Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction

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This coursework "Influence of Western Genre in Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction" points on features of Western, differences between Hard-Boiled style of detective fiction and the “golden age” of British detective fiction and the role of the western genre on detective fiction. …
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The femme Fatal in Neo-film noir: comparison of Brick and Bladerunner
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The femme fatal in Neo-film noir: comparison of Brick (2005) and Bladerunner (1982) Introduction Literally, femme fatal means in French- the deadly woman. The femme fatal is a recurring character in the genre of the film noir. The concept of the femme fatal is an archetype which has been repeated over the centuries…
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Extended Annotated Bibliography on The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
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Extended Annotated Bibliography on Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone Allingham, Philip V. “The Moonstone and British India (1857, 1868, 1876).” victorianweb.org, 2000. Web. 11 May 2012. Philip Allingham’s article “The Moonstone and British India (1857, 1868, 1876)” analyzes important aspects of the novel…
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Agnes of God (1985):A Film Critique
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Agnes of God is a 1985 film adaptation of a play of the same title written by John Pielmeier and directed by Norman Jewison. It is a story of three women with similar psychopathological problems in varying degrees…
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