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The Resource Trials of passion : crimes in the name of love and madness, Lisa Appignanesi

Trials of passion : crimes in the name of love and madness, Lisa Appignanesi

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Trials of passion : crimes in the name of love and madness
Title
Trials of passion
Title remainder
crimes in the name of love and madness
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Appignanesi
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book journeys into the heart of dark passions and the crimes they impel. When passion is in the picture, what is criminal, what sane, what mad or simply bad? Brighton, 1870: A well-respected spinster infuses chocolate creams with strychnine in order to murder her lover's wife. Paris, 1880: A popular performer stalks her betraying lover through the streets of the city for weeks and finally takes aim. New York, 1906: A millionaire shoots dead a prominent architect in full view of a theatre audience. Through court and asylum records, letters and newspaper accounts, this book brings to life a period when the psychiatric professions were consolidating their hold on our understanding of what is human. An increasingly popular press allowed the public unprecedented insight into accounts of transgressive sexuality, savage jealousy and forbidden desires. With great story-telling flair, Lisa Appignanesi teases out the vagaries of passion and the clashes between the law and the clinic as they stumble towards a (sometimes reviled) collaboration. Sexual etiquette and class roles, attitudes to love, madness and gender, notions of respectability and honour, insanity and lunacy, all are at play in that vital forum in which public opinion is shaped - the theatre of the courtroom."--Publisher's description
Summary
A journey into the heart of dark passions and the crimes they impel, and their trial by daylight and doctors. When passion is in the picture, what is criminal, what is sane, what is mad or simply bad? Through court and asylum records, letters and newspaper accounts, this book brings to life some sensational trials between 1870 and 1914, a period when the psychiatric professions were consolidating their hold on our understanding of what is human
Storyline
Writing style
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10435465
Cataloging source
BT
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Appignanesi, Lisa
Dewey number
364.1523
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Adultery
  • Jealousy
  • Crimes of passion
Target audience
adult
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crimes committed in the name of love and madness
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Trials of passion : crimes in the name of love and madness, Lisa Appignanesi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052812526
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
434 pages
Isbn
9781844088744
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Trials of passion : crimes in the name of love and madness, Lisa Appignanesi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052812526
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
434 pages
Isbn
9781844088744
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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