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Blockbuster!: Fergus Hume & the Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Blockbuster!: Fergus Hume & the Mystery of a Hansom Cab

by Lucy Sussex

Editeur : Text Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781922147943
Broché: 308
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Taille du fichier: 8 Mb
Date d'affichage: 2020-07-05
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"Absorbing, at times fascinating."—Sydney Morning Herald "Told with wit and lightly worn scholarship. . . . Sussex has written a fine, thoroughly engaging and multifaceted history."—The Australian "Sussex skillfully assembles the know information about a very private man and his times, and reveals a Victorian world whose machinations and mysteries are equal to those of his most famous fiction."—Stuff NZ "Part literary criticism, part biography, part history . . . it succeeds admirably. It is well researched and well written, and evokes the literary scene in 1880s Melbourne in an informative yet entertaining way."—Books + Publishing Before Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, there was Fergus Hume's The Mystery of a Hansom Cab—the biggest and fastest-selling detective novel of the 1800s, and Australia's first literary blockbuster. The novel sold out its first run almost instantly and became a bestseller—but Hume sold the copyright for a mere £50, missing out on a potential fortune. Blockbuster! is the engrossing story of a book that would help define the genre of crime fiction. A must-read for fans of true crime, history, and crime fiction alike. Lucy Sussex's award-winning fiction includes books for younger readers and the novel The Scarlet Rider.