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The Resource Murder by the book : a sensational chapter in Victorian crime, Claire Harman

Murder by the book : a sensational chapter in Victorian crime, Claire Harman

Label
Murder by the book : a sensational chapter in Victorian crime
Title
Murder by the book
Title remainder
a sensational chapter in Victorian crime
Statement of responsibility
Claire Harman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On a spring morning in 1840, on an ultra-respectable Mayfair street, a household of servants awoke to discover that their unobtrusive master, Lord William Russell, was lying in bed with his throat cut so deeply that the head was almost severed. The whole of London, from monarch to maidservants, was scandalized by the unfolding drama of such a shocking murder, but behind it was another story, a work of fiction. For when the culprit eventually confessed, he claimed his actions were the direct result of reading the best-selling crime-novel of the day. This announcement amazed the key literary figures of the time, from Thackeray to Dickens, and posed the question: can a work of fiction do real harm?
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harman, Claire
Dewey number
  • 364.1'523'0942109034
  • 364.1'523'09421209034
  • 364.152309421209
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russell, William
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Murder in literature
  • Authors and readers
  • Crime
  • Emergent Readers
Label
Murder by the book : a sensational chapter in Victorian crime, Claire Harman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Viking, 2018
  • Illustrations and text on inside cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780241346945
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xi, 207 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241346945
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Murder by the book : a sensational chapter in Victorian crime, Claire Harman
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Viking, 2018
  • Illustrations and text on inside cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780241346945
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xi, 207 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780241346945
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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