Revelations of a Lady Detective by William Stephens Hayward
Revelations of a Lady Detective
Author: William Stephens Hayward
Title: Revelations of a Lady Detective
ISBN10: 071235896X
ISBN13: 978-0712358965
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: British Library; Reprint edition (March 15, 2013)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1388 kb
Size epub: 1826 kb
Rating: 3.7 ✪
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Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
In nineteenth-century London, middle-class women did not engage in what were seen as “unladylike activities.” There were many jobs that a woman simply could not be expected to do because they were viewed as unsuitable for finer female sensibilities. The idea of a woman being involved in the murkiness of criminal detection must have seemed a radical and adventurous one in Victorian times: women simply did not do that sort of thing. And yet, in 1864, to the delight of men and women alike, two male authors published novels starring a female detective.