Second Thoughts. A Novel; The Railroad Forger and The Detectives


Second Thoughts. A Novel; The Railroad Forger and The Detectives


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Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920) gained her reputation early on as a author of "Sensation fiction" - a genre that exploited shocking plots twist and sometimes gruesome or criminal revelations regarding murder, adultery, or drug use. The genre is best remembered in the works of Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Wilkie Collins, but Broughton's contributions are also significant. In addition, as her career progressed, while her popularity declined, the quality of her writing and the critical reception both improved. Second Thoughts is an example of her later fiction. Allan Pinkerton (1819-1884) was a real life Detective (a figure in many sensation works) who founded the Pinkerton Detective Agency. In addition to serving as a figure in the American Justice system and collaborating with Abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass, Pinkteron also wrote popular detective novels including this example, The Railroad Forger and the Detectives. A great find for the fan or scholar of historical mysteries and thrillers.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Belford & Co.; Rose Publishing Company
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: n/a
  • Place Published: Chicago; Toronto
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  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
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  • Details:
    1880; 1886. 249 + 4 p. of ads.; 174 p. 19 cm. 6 b&w illustrations in second story. Green cloth hardcover with black and gold impressing. Pages darkened. 2 books in one volume.

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