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The London monster : a sanguinary tale

Author: Jan Bondeson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo ; London : Eurospan, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A wry, compelling look at the mania surrounding the sensational case of the "Monster" who terrorized eighteenth-century London. "Entirely fascinating"--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Bondeson
ISBN: 0306811588 9780306811586
OCLC Number: 59487499
Notes: Originally published: London: Free Association, 2000.
Description: 240 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits
Contents: Introduction: The coming of the monster --
A melancholy occurrence in St. James's Street --
A monster on the prowl --
The angerstein reward --
Monster mania --
The arrest of Rhynwick William --
Rhynwick Williams at Bow Street --
The first trial --
The monster's champion --
The second trial --
What happened to Rhynwick Williams? --
Phantom attacks --
The monster, epidemic hysteria and moral panics --
Who was the monster?
Responsibility: Jan Bondeson.

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