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Domestic Murder in Nineteenth-Century England: Literary and Cultural Representations

Bridget Walsh (Hills Road Sixth form College, UK)
Format
Book
Published
Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate, [2014]
Language
English
ISBN
9781472421036, 1472421035, 9781472421043 (ebk-PDF), 1472421043 (ebk-PDF), 9781472421050 (ebk-ePUB), 1472421051 (ebk- ePUB)
Summary
"Examining novels, trial transcripts, medico-legal documents, broadsides, criminal and scientific writing, illustration and, notably, Victorian melodrama, Bridget Walsh focuses on the relationship between the domestic sphere, so central to Victorian values, and the desecration of that space by the act of murder. Her book tackles crucial questions related to Victorian ideas of nationhood, national health, inequality, newspaper coverage of murder, contested models of masculinity, and the portrayal of the female domestic murderer at the fin de siècle"--
Contents
  • Introduction
  • "The demon in the dock": domestic murder in street literature and the newspaper press
  • "The theatre of his deep dyed guilt": domestic murder and the Victorian stage
  • "Mixed motives and mixed morality": the Newgate novel debate
  • "Monsters of affection": the male domestic murderer and models of masculinity
  • "Changed, indeed, but not transformed": the fin de siècle and the female domestic murderer
  • Conclusion.
Description
185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-177) and index.
Technical Details
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