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The Resource The invention of murder : how the Victorians revelled in death and detection and created modern crime, Judith Flanders

The invention of murder : how the Victorians revelled in death and detection and created modern crime, Judith Flanders

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The invention of murder : how the Victorians revelled in death and detection and created modern crime
Title
The invention of murder
Title remainder
how the Victorians revelled in death and detection and created modern crime
Statement of responsibility
Judith Flanders
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this exploration of murder in the nineteenth century, Judith Flanders explores some of the most gripping cases that fascinated the Victorians and gave rise to the first detective fiction. She retells the gruesome stories of many different types of murder--both famous and obscure--from the crimes (and myths) of Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper to the tragedies of the murdered Marr family in London's East End; Burke and Hare and their bodysnatching business in Edinburgh; and Greenacre, who transported his dismembered fiancee around town by omnibus. With an irresistible cast of swindlers, forgers, and poisoners, the mad, the bad and the dangerous to know, "The Invention of Murder" is both a gripping tale of crime and punishment, and history at its most readable
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Flanders, Judith
Dewey number
364.152/3094209034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6535.G4
LC item number
F43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Murder
Label
The invention of murder : how the Victorians revelled in death and detection and created modern crime, Judith Flanders
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Imagining murder -- Trial by newspaper -- Entertaining murder -- Policing murder -- Panic -- Middle-class poisoners -- Science, technology and the law -- Violence -- Modernity
Control code
ocn811597750
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xi, 556 pages ;
Isbn
9781250024879
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013010535
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)811597750
Label
The invention of murder : how the Victorians revelled in death and detection and created modern crime, Judith Flanders
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Imagining murder -- Trial by newspaper -- Entertaining murder -- Policing murder -- Panic -- Middle-class poisoners -- Science, technology and the law -- Violence -- Modernity
Control code
ocn811597750
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xi, 556 pages ;
Isbn
9781250024879
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013010535
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)811597750

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