Abstract

Abstract:

The essay focuses on a series of detective short stories by Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar, written for and published in his Gaelic magazine An Sgeulaiche in 1909–10. In particular, it examines the story 'An Tè aig an Robh Cridhe Nathrach' (The Woman with a Snake's Heart), arguably the most elaborate and remarkable piece in the series, and makes a case for the short story as a late fin de siècle text which reflects the anxieties and preoccupations of its era, focusing especially on the ubiquitous late-nineteenth-century image of the female criminal and the animal woman.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2050-6678
Print ISSN
1756-5634
Pages
pp. 81-94
Launched on MUSE
2020-06-14
Open Access
No
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