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John Faunce’s Normalising Investigations in Rough Justice and His Darling Sin

Saverio Tomaiuolo

in In Lady Audley's Shadow

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780748641154
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651665 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641154.003.0007
John Faunce’s Normalising Investigations in Rough Justice and His Darling Sin

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This chapter focuses on John Faunce, a ‘Holmesian’ inspector, as well as his ‘normalising’ detections in His Darling Sin and Rough Justice, and shows Braddon’s transition from a mid-century sensation novelist to an author of traditional detective fictions. It also stresses that this transition does not imply a complete break with the sensation novel and the dismissal of the Lady Audley paradigm.

Keywords: John Faunce; Holmesian inspector; normalising detections; sensation novelist; detective fictions; Lady Audley paradigm

Chapter.  6515 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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