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The Resource Murder by candlelight : the gruesome crimes behind our romance with the macabre, Michael Knox Beran

Murder by candlelight : the gruesome crimes behind our romance with the macabre, Michael Knox Beran

Label
Murder by candlelight : the gruesome crimes behind our romance with the macabre
Title
Murder by candlelight
Title remainder
the gruesome crimes behind our romance with the macabre
Statement of responsibility
Michael Knox Beran
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the early nineteenth century, a series of murders took place in and around London which shocked the whole of England. The appalling nature of the crimes a brutal slaying in the gambling netherworld, the slaughter of two entire households, and the first of the modern lust-murders was magnified not only by the lurid atmosphere of an age in which candlelight gave way to gaslight, but also by the efforts of some of the keenest minds of the period to uncover the gruesomest details of the killings. These slayings all took place against the backdrop of a London in which the splendor of the fashionable world was haunted by the squalor of the slums. Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Thomas De Quincey, Thomas Carlyle, and Percy Bysshe Shelley and others were fascinated by the blood and deviltry of these crimesIn their contemplations of the most notorious murders of their time, they discerned in the act of killing itself a depth of hideousness that we have lost sight of, now living in an age in which murder has been reduced to a problem of social science and skillful detective work. Interweaving these cultural vignettes alongside criminal history, acclaimed author Michael Beran paints a vivid picture of a time when homicide was thought of as the intrusion of the diabolic into ordinary life."
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10431038
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Beran, Michael Knox
Dewey number
364.152/3097421
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Romanticism
  • Murder
  • Romanticism
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the gruesome slayings behind our romance with the macabre
Label
Murder by candlelight : the gruesome crimes behind our romance with the macabre, Michael Knox Beran
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Pegasus crime"--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. One The Murder in the Dark Lane -- pt. Two The Mystery of the Mutilated Corpse -- pt. Three The Butler Didn't Do It: A Murder in Mayfair -- pt. Four Toward the Ripper
Control code
000055103600
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xxi, 265 pages
Isbn
9781605988207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)892878912
Label
Murder by candlelight : the gruesome crimes behind our romance with the macabre, Michael Knox Beran
Publication
Note
"Pegasus crime"--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. One The Murder in the Dark Lane -- pt. Two The Mystery of the Mutilated Corpse -- pt. Three The Butler Didn't Do It: A Murder in Mayfair -- pt. Four Toward the Ripper
Control code
000055103600
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
xxi, 265 pages
Isbn
9781605988207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)892878912

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