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Victorian crime, madness and sensation

Author: Andrew Maunder; Grace Moore
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2004.
Series: Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beginning with Victoria's enthronement and an exploration of sensationalist accounts of attacks on the Queen, and ending with the notorious case of a fin-de-siecle killer, Victorian Crime, Madness, and Sensation throws new light on nineteenth-century attitudes toward crime and 'deviance'. The essays, which draw on both canonical and liminal texts, examine the Victorian fascination with criminal psychology and  Read more...
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Victorian crime, madness and sensation.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004
(OCoLC)607525038
Online version:
Victorian crime, madness and sensation.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004
(OCoLC)607774495
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Maunder; Grace Moore
ISBN: 0754640604 9780754640608
OCLC Number: 54500231
Description: xi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Regicide and reginamania : G.W.M. Reynolds and the mysteries of London / John Plunkett --
The making of a master criminal : the 'chief of the thugs' in Victorian writings on crime / Máire ní Fhlathúin --
Black markets and cadaverous pies : the corpse, urban trade and industrial consumption in The penny blood / Sally Powell --
"Stepchildren of nature" : East Lynne and the spectre of female degeneracy, 1860-1861 / Andrew Maunder --
Murder, gender, and popular fiction by women in the 1860s : Braddon, Oliphant, Yonge / June Sturrock --
Anatomy of a "nine days' wonder" : sensational journalism in the decade of sensation / Dallas Liddle --
The inside story : crime, convicts and careers for women / Barbara Onslow --
"The truth of midnight" and "the truth of noonday" : sensation and madness in James Thomson's The city of dreadful night / Dafydd Moore --
Puffed papers and broken promises : white-collar crime and literary justice in the way we live now / Karen Odden --
Something to Hyde : the "strange preference" of Henry Jekyll" / Grace Moore --
The novelization of the Dreyfus Affair : femininity and sensation in fin-de-siècle France / Christopher E. Forth --
"Furious passions of the Celtic race" : Ireland, madness and Wilkie Collins's Blind love / Maria K. Bachman --
Time's hand : fingerprints, empire, and Victorian narratives of crime / Gita Panjabi Trelease --
Vamping the children : the bloofer lady, the London minotaur and child-victimization in late-nineteenth-century England / Leslie Ann Minot --
Ballad of a demon barber : the criminal career of George Chapman / Nicholas Freeman.
Series Title: Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Maunder, Grace Moore.
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Through a survey of a diverse range of crimes, criminals, detectives, modes of detection and reportage, the essays in this volume chart the development of crime writing as a genre and the growing  Read more...

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'...a fascinatingly eclectic collection on the Victorians' fascination with crime and madness'. Lyn Pykett, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of English, The University of Aberystwyth '... pleasingly Read more...

 
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