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Re: Hamlet (Once More)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0689  Thursday, 7 March 2002

From:           Clinton Atchley <
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Date:           Wednesday, 6 Mar 2002 11:04:48 -0600
Subject: 13.0658 Re: Hamlet (Once More)
Comment:        RE: SHK 13.0658 Re: Hamlet (Once More)

Ed Taft writes,

>Literary historians usually credit Wilkie Collins with
>writing the first modern detective stories. Maybe Will should get the
>credit.

Actually, isn't Edgar Allan Poe credited with being the father of the
modern detective story?  And if one is looking for the earliest literary
detective, check out the story of Susanna and the elders in which Daniel
separates the accusers, questions them, and then compares their answers
and determines they are lying--good police procedure.

Clinton Atchley

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