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The Resource Blockbuster! : Fergus Hume and the mystery of a hansom cab, by Lucy Sussex

Blockbuster! : Fergus Hume and the mystery of a hansom cab, by Lucy Sussex

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Blockbuster! : Fergus Hume and the mystery of a hansom cab
Title
Blockbuster!
Title remainder
Fergus Hume and the mystery of a hansom cab
Statement of responsibility
by Lucy Sussex
Title variation
Fergus Hume and the mystery of a hansom cab
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before there was Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, there was Fergus Hume's The Mystery of a Hansom Cab - the biggest- and fastest-selling detective novel of the 1800s, and Australia's first literary blockbuster. Fergus Hume was an aspiring playwright when he moved from Dunedin to Melbourne in 1885. He wrote The Mystery of a Hansom Cab with the humble hope of bringing his name to the attention of theatre managers. The book sold out its first run almost instantly and it became a runaway word-of-mouth phenomenon - but its author sold the copyright for a mere fifty pounds, missing out on a potential fortune. Blockbuster! is the engrossing story of a book that would help define the genre of crime fiction, and a portrait of a great city in full bloom. Rigorously researched and full of arresting detail, this captivating book is a must-read for all fans of true crime, history and crime fiction alike
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Summary
Presents the story behind the best-selling crime novel of the nineteenth century and of its enigmatic, unlucky author who sold its copyright for a mere pittance and missed out on making a fortune
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10439697
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sussex, Lucy
Dewey number
A823.2
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hume, Fergus
  • Hume, Fergus
  • Hume, Fergus
  • Authors, Australian
  • Mystery fiction, Australian
  • Detective and mystery stories, Australian
  • Novelists, Australian
  • Authors, Australian
Target audience
adult
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Fergus Hume and the mystery of a hansom cab
Label
Blockbuster! : Fergus Hume and the mystery of a hansom cab, by Lucy Sussex
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Sensational"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055504482
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
298 pages, 4 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781922147943
Lccn
2014481903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)908932473
Label
Blockbuster! : Fergus Hume and the mystery of a hansom cab, by Lucy Sussex
Publication
Note
"Sensational"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055504482
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
298 pages, 4 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781922147943
Lccn
2014481903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)908932473

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