The Sorceress of the Strand and Other Stories

The Sorceress of the Strand and Other Stories In The Strand Magazine one of the most influential publications of the Victorian fin de si cle deemed best selling author and editor L T Meade a literary celebrity and one of the most industri

  • Title: The Sorceress of the Strand and Other Stories
  • Author: L.T. Meade Janis Dawson
  • ISBN: 9781554811489
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1898, The Strand Magazine, one of the most influential publications of the Victorian fin de si cle, deemed best selling author and editor L.T Meade a literary celebrity and one of the most industrious writers of modern fiction Beginning in 1893 and continuing into the first decade of the twentieth century, Meade s medical mysteries and thrilling tales of dangerousIn 1898, The Strand Magazine, one of the most influential publications of the Victorian fin de si cle, deemed best selling author and editor L.T Meade a literary celebrity and one of the most industrious writers of modern fiction Beginning in 1893 and continuing into the first decade of the twentieth century, Meade s medical mysteries and thrilling tales of dangerous criminal women appeared in the Strand There they competed successfully not only with Arthur Conan Doyle s Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, but also with the works of some of the most popular writers of the day The Sorceress of the Strand is one of Meade s most compelling mysteries, and the first to feature the seductive criminal genius Madame Sara The Sorceress of the Strand is accompanied in this edition by three other popular stories featuring powerful female criminal protagonists, from gang leaders to spies and terrorists The historical appendices expand on the stories themes of criminality, gender, and political activism Twenty eight of the original periodical illustrations are included.

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    1. This was a really delightful find. The writing is breezy, the characters are vividly drawn, and the mysteries are fun - if a bit transparent to the 21st century reader. You will enjoy this if you like historical fiction or (light) crime fiction, but you will love it more if you read it as a study of early 20th century culture. This particular edition has a lot of introductory commentary on the social milieu of L.T. Meade's time, which helps break down the genus of each story within. There are al [...]

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