Victorian Murderesses

Victorian Murderesses

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This riveting combination of true crime and social history examines a dozen cases from the 1800s involving thirteen French and English women charged with murder. Each incident was a cause cAclAubre, and this mixture of scandal and scholarship offers illuminating details of backgrounds, deeds, and trials. qThe real delight is that historian Mary S. Hartman does more than reconstruct twelve famous trials. She has written a piece on the social history of nineteenth-century women from an illuminating perspective: their favorite murders.q a€” Time Magazine qNoteworthy a€b. It has several distinctions: its expert prose style, its scholarly authority, and its perceptive analysis of the prevailing attitudes toward women's roles and domestic€”Criticism qThe author would have made a fine detective a€b. When she observes the women and men in extreme circumstances, she writes with the gift of a novelist and the depth of a scholar.q a€” Los Angeles Times qVividly written, meticulously researched.q a€” ChoiceThis work. which is more a sex manual, stresses the healthiness of limited marital sex for both men and women, but warns ... This case, with its aura of efficient planning and the prior arrangement of a a€œbusiness agreementaquot; to avoid revenge byanbsp;...

Title:Victorian Murderesses
Author: Mary S. Hartman
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2014-05-05

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