Adventures of Martin Hewitt, Third Series

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DigiCat, Aug 15, 2022 - Fiction - 168 pages
Within the pages of 'Adventures of Martin Hewitt, Third Series,' Arthur Morrison triumphantly resurrects the eponymous detective, Martin Hewitt, presenting him to readers anew with a collection of mysteries that underscore the author's deftness in the literary detective genre. Morrison's prose, typically lucid and direct, dances between the subtleties of Victorian society and the grit of its underbelly. Embedded in the era of London's fog-filled streets, this work holds its place amongst contemporaries like Sherlock Holmes, yet with a unique charm that is decidedly Hewitt's own. This edition, meticulously prepared by DigiCat Publishing, aims to respect Morrison's legacy—ensuring the integrity and accessibility of the text to a contemporary audience while preserving its historical context. Arthur Morrison's own experiences fundamentally shaped this compilation of detective stories. A journalist and writer deeply invested in the social issues of his day, Morrison was well-acquainted with London's East End, the backdrop for many of his narratives. His adept storytelling was likely influenced by his work at 'The Globe' and 'The Pall Mall Gazette,' providing an authentic voice that lent credence and atmosphere to his literary creations. Morrison's portrayal of Martin Hewitt has garnered him a dedicated readership, sincere in their appreciation of his contribution to the genre. 'Adventures of Martin Hewitt, Third Series' is an essential read for devotees of classic crime fiction seeking to revisit the realm of cunning sleuths and perplexing cases. It is a fitting continuation of the adventures of a detective who, while often overshadowed by the great Sherlock Holmes, offers a fresh and engaging perspective on the detective story. DigiCat Publishing's edition, with its commitment to preserving the soul of Morrison's work, invites a new generation to discover an author whose narratives are as intriguing today as they were over a century ago.
 

Contents

THE CASE OF THE FLITTERBAT LANCERS
THE CASE OF THE DEAD SKIPPER
THE CASE OF MR GELDARDS ELOPEMENT
THE CASE OF THE LATE MR REWSE
THE AFFAIR OF MRS SETONS CHILD
THE CASE OF THE WARD LANE TABERNACLE

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Arthur Morrison (1863–1945) was an English writer and journalist renowned for his realistic portrayal of London's working-class life at the end of the Victorian era. His contributions to the genre of detective fiction are especially noteworthy, with his creation of the character Martin Hewitt, a private investigator whose adventures are chronicled in a series of collections, including 'Adventures of Martin Hewitt, Third Series' (1896). Unlike his contemporary, Sherlock Holmes, Hewitt's methods are less flamboyant, relying on dogged perseverance and a deep understanding of criminal psychology. Morrison's literary style notably departs from the sensationalism of some of his peers; instead, he pursued naturalism, striving to depict life as it was, without exaggeration or romanticizing. This approach is evident in his stories' meticulous attention to detail and the complex portrayal of characters who often grapple with the harsh realities of poverty and crime. His narrative technique has been lauded for its directness and its contribution to the development of the modern detective story genre. In addition to his detective series, Morrison is remembered for his powerful novel 'A Child of the Jago' (1896), which grimly depicts the life in the slums of East London. His body of work extends beyond fiction, as he was also an influential campaigner for social reform, an aspect that lent his literary endeavors a profound sense of purpose and realism.

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