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Library Of The World's Best Mystery And Detective Stories

By: Julian Hawthorne
Published By: Double9 Books
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Short mystery and detective stories from writers all around the globe are collected in the "Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories," curated by Julian Hawthorne. The anthology's pieces include a variety of locales, people, and topics. Others are set in Europe or other regions of the globe, while some of the tales are set in the United States. As diverse are the characters, who include both amateur and professional sleuths as well as commoners and aristocrats. Murder, theft, espionage, and other types of criminal activities are among the topics covered in the tales. The writing styles of the tales range from the traditional whodunit to the more contemporary thriller. Both well-known writers like Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Agatha Christie as well as less well-known authors have stories in the book. Hawthorne begins each tale with an introduction, giving some background on the writer and the story. In general, the anthology is a must-read for lovers of mystery and detective fiction since it provides a window into the diverse variety of tales and literary techniques that have helped this genre become so well-liked throughout time.

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Julian Hawthorne

Julian Hawthorne (1846-1934) was an American writer and journalist. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of the famous novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne spent much of his childhood in Europe, where his father was serving as the US consul in Liverpool and Rome. After completing his education, Hawthorne worked as a journalist and became the editor of the New York Tribune in 1882. He also wrote numerous works of fiction, including several novels and short stories. Hawthorne's writing style was heavily influenced by his father's work, and he often explored themes of morality, guilt, and sin in his own writing. He also wrote about politics, history, and social issues, and was a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers. Hawthorne spent ten years abroad, studied civil engineering in Germany and the United States, worked as an engineer in the New York City Dock Department for General McClellan (1870–1872). He also met Minne Amelung at this time. On November 15, 1870, she and Hawthorne were wed in Orange, New Jersey. Despite these setbacks, Hawthorne continued to write and publish throughout his life. He was known for his wit, humor, and literary talent, and his work was praised by many of his contemporaries. Today, he is remembered as a prolific writer and journalist who made important contributions to American literature and journalism.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 231 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357486631
  • ISBN-13: 9789357486637
  • Item Weight: 277.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12.9 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary