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The arsenic century : how Victorian Britain was poisoned at home, work, and play

Author: James C Whorton
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publ. in paperbackView all editions and formats
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The story of arsenic in Victorian Britain, looking both at its widespread presence in everything from candles to curtains, and also its more sinister use for murder and suicide.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James C Whorton
ISBN: 9780199574704 0199574707 9780199605996 0199605998
OCLC Number: 907070920
Description: xxi, 412 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. 'Such an Instrument of Death and Agony' ; 2. 'A New Race of Poisoners' ; 3. A New Breed of Detectives ; 4. 'The Chief Terror of Poisoners' ; 5. A Penn'orth of Poison ; 6. 'Sugared Death' ; 7. 'The Hue of Death, the Tint of the Grave' ; 8. Walls of Death ; 9. Physician-assisted Poisoning ; 10. 'A Very Wholesome Poison' ; 11. Poison in the Factory and on the Farm ; 12. 'Dangers that Lie Wait in the Pint-Pot' ; Notes ; Index
Responsibility: James C. Whorton.

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a highly entertaining text * Ambix, Vol. 58 * the most unlikely topics can generate books of the utmost interest * The Independent *

 
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