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《Journal of Pla University of Foreign Languages》 2005-06
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The Classic Writer Telling a Detective Story: The Detective Characteristics of Dickens' Mystery of Edwin Drood

GU Li-min(Foreign Languages Institute,Shanghai University,Shanghai,200436,China)  
Detective story as a specific genre can be traced back to the publication of Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue in 1841.However,the genre's development and prosperity owes much to the endeavor of such writers as Charles Dickens.Dickens is one of the few classic writers who were also good at detective story writing.This paper aims to analyze the detective characteristics of Dickens' Mystery of Edwin Drood in terms of suspense-creation,portrayal of criminals and social problems.
【CateGory Index】: I561.074
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