Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction

The Female Gentleman

  • Melissa┬áSchaub

Part of the Crime Files Series book series (CF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Melissa Schaub
    Pages 58-125
  3. Melissa Schaub
    Pages 126-136
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 137-162

About this book


This is a feminist study of a recurring character type in classic British detective fiction by women - a woman who behaves like a Victorian gentleman. Exploring this character type leads to a new evaluation of the politics of classic detective fiction and the middlebrow novel as a whole.


detective fiction feminism fiction novel Victorian era women

Authors and affiliations

  • Melissa┬áSchaub
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaPembrokeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137276964
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-44690-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-27696-4
  • About this book