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The Invention of Murder

Annotation
A noted social historian of the Victorian era whose books (e.g., Circle of Sisters) have been short-listed for major British awards, Flanders isnt here to titillate. But she does want to show that, while murder was not that common in 19th-century gaslit England, folks back then were titillated by violent death, which found a place in broadside, fiction, theater, opera, and even puppet shows. Murder as art, and a few gruesome real-life cases to boot.

GenreNonFiction
Historical
Sociological
TopicsVictorian society
Murder
British culture
British society
Crime
Criminology
British history
SettingEngland