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The Resource The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer, Kate Summerscale

The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer, Kate Summerscale

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The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer
Title
The wicked boy
Title remainder
the mystery of a Victorian child murderer
Statement of responsibility
Kate Summerscale
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Wicked Boy, Kate Summerscale has uncovered a fascinating true story of murder and morality - it is not just a meticulous examination of a shocking Victorian case, but also a compelling account of its aftermath, and of man's capacity to overcome the past
Summary
In East London in the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age thirteen) and his brother Nattie (age twelve) were arrested for matricide and sent for trial at the Old Bailey. Robert confessed to having stabbed his mother, but his lawyers argued that he was insane. The judge sentenced him to detention in Broadmoor, the most infamous criminal lunatic asylum in the land. Shockingly, Broadmoor turned out to be the beginning of a new life for Robert. At a time of great tumult and uncertainty, Robert Coombes's casecrystallized contemporary anxieties about the education of the working classes, the dangers of pulp fiction, and evolving theories of criminality, childhood, and insanity. With riveting detail and rich atmosphere, Summerscale re-creates this terrible crime and its aftermath, uncovering an extraordinary story of man's capacity to overcome the past. --
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Writing style
Award
Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime, 2017.
Biography type
individual biography
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10491187
Cataloging source
NLE
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1965-
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Summerscale, Kate
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Coombes, Robert
  • Coombes, Nattie
  • Juvenile homicide
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
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the mystery of a Victorian child murderer
Label
The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer, Kate Summerscale
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Publication
Copyright
Note
GEN.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057240643
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
378 pages, 16 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9781408851159
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)945032104
Label
The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer, Kate Summerscale
Publication
Copyright
Note
GEN.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057240643
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
378 pages, 16 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9781408851159
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)945032104

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