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Green, Anna Katharine

The Leavenworth Case: A Lawyer's Story. Rare Russian translation.

The Leavenworth Case: A Lawyer's Story. Rare Russian translation.

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Green, Anna Katharine [The Leavenworth Case: A Lawyer's Story]. Kto Ubiytsa?

Sankt-Peterburg: A.S. Suvorin, [1908].
12mo, 389, II pp.

In modern quarter leather. 

Rare life-time edition.

Anna Katharine Green is recognized as one of America's earliest pioneers in detective fiction, earning her the title "the mother of the detective novel."
Her debut novel, "The Leavenworth Case" (1878), marked the introduction of the detective character Ebenezer Gryce.
Pre-revolutionary Russia saw the translation of about a dozen of Green's novels, with some translated from French editions. Interestingly, in some editions, the author was mistakenly identified as male. However, her works never saw publication in the USSR and were largely forgotten.
Approximately a decade ago, Green's legacy resurfaced in Russia thanks to a dedicated translation project focused on Victorian detective fiction. As a result, one of her stories was re-translated, and several old translations of her novels were reprinted.

OCLC locates only one copy, in the Stanford Library.

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