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Alice + Freda forever : a murder in Memphis

Author: Alexis Coe; Sally Klann
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Pulp, an imprint of Zest Books, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation--it was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in order to marry her seventeen-year-old fiancée Freda Ward, but when their love letters were discovered, they were forbidden from ever speaking again. Freda adjusted to this fate with an ease that stunned a heartbroken Alice.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction
History
Named Person: Alice Mitchell; Freda Ward; Alice Mitchell; Freda Ward; Alice Mitchell; Freda Ward
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexis Coe; Sally Klann
ISBN: 9781936976607 1936976609 1936976617 9781936976614
OCLC Number: 869263570
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Gay/Lesbian Nonfiction) 2015
Commended for Cybils (Nonfiction-Young Adult) 2014
Description: 223 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Girl slays girl. I don't care if I'm hung! ; The great drama ; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Ward ; Price the pistols ; I thought you were a lady ; You told and I did too --
A most shocking crime. Erotomania ; Maiden purity ; Delicate hands, horrible deed ; Attendance even greater than opening day ; Quite a flirt ; Fair Lillie ; The old thread-bare lie --
Lunacy. The hypothetical case ; Vicarious menstruation ; An impossible idea ; Her own best witness --
The last of Alice Mitchell. That story was never printed.
Other Titles: Alice plus Freda forever
Alice and Freda forever
Alice & Freda forever
Responsibility: Alexis Coe ; with illustrations by Sally Klann.

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The tragic but true love affair of two young American women.  Read more...

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"(A) lively, provocative history....a well-written effort that makes the most of its source material on two levels, both as true crime and as social commentary" --Publishers Weekly "Alice and Read more...

 
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