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The Resource Did she kill him? : a torrid true story of adultery, arsenic, and murder in Victorian England, Kate Colquhoun

Did she kill him? : a torrid true story of adultery, arsenic, and murder in Victorian England, Kate Colquhoun

Label
Did she kill him? : a torrid true story of adultery, arsenic, and murder in Victorian England
Title
Did she kill him?
Title remainder
a torrid true story of adultery, arsenic, and murder in Victorian England
Statement of responsibility
Kate Colquhoun
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick. The "Maybrick Mystery" had all the makings of a sensation: a pretty, flirtatious young girl; resentful, gossiping servants; rumors of gambling and debt; and torrid mutual infidelity. The case cracked the varnish of Victorian respectability, shocking and exciting the public in equal measure as they clambered to read the latest revelations of Florence's past and glimpse her likeness in Madame Tussaud's. Florence's fate was fiercely debated in the courtroom, on the front pages of the newspapers and in parlours and backyards across the country. Did she poison her husband? Was her previous infidelity proof of murderous intentions? Was James' own habit of self-medicating to blame for his demise? Historian Kate Colquhoun recounts an utterly absorbing tale of addiction, deception and adultery that keeps you asking to the very last page, "Did she kill him?""--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colquhoun, Kate
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6555.G7
LC item number
M336 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maybrick, Florence Elizabeth
  • Maybrick, James
  • Murder
  • Poisoning
  • TRUE CRIME
  • TRUE CRIME
  • HISTORY
  • Maybrick, Florence Elizabeth
  • Maybrick, James
  • Murder
  • Poisoning
  • England
Label
Did she kill him? : a torrid true story of adultery, arsenic, and murder in Victorian England, Kate Colquhoun
Link
ftp://ppftpuser:welcome@ftp01.penguingroup.com/BooksellersandMedia/Covers/2008_2009_New_Covers/9781468309348.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-361) 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
March 1889 -- Expectations -- One man's poison -- The marriage question -- Racing -- Dangerous potions -- More like dying htan living -- The slavery of the sickroom -- The letter -- Strong suspicions -- Tests -- Whipped into a frenzy -- Scrutiny -- Locked in -- Scandal -- Public testimony -- First verdict -- Damaged or deviant? -- Second verdict -- Making it stick -- The trial: Day one -- A strange fascination -- The contrariety of things -- Scientific truth -- Dark clouds gathering -- A hundredfold curiosity -- The last curiosity -- The last act -- Public recoil -- The benefit of doubt -- The inexorable passing of the hours -- A colony of dead hopes -- Changed utterly
Control code
ocn890107233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
419 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781468309348
Lccn
2014034054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)890107233
Label
Did she kill him? : a torrid true story of adultery, arsenic, and murder in Victorian England, Kate Colquhoun
Link
ftp://ppftpuser:welcome@ftp01.penguingroup.com/BooksellersandMedia/Covers/2008_2009_New_Covers/9781468309348.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-361) 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
March 1889 -- Expectations -- One man's poison -- The marriage question -- Racing -- Dangerous potions -- More like dying htan living -- The slavery of the sickroom -- The letter -- Strong suspicions -- Tests -- Whipped into a frenzy -- Scrutiny -- Locked in -- Scandal -- Public testimony -- First verdict -- Damaged or deviant? -- Second verdict -- Making it stick -- The trial: Day one -- A strange fascination -- The contrariety of things -- Scientific truth -- Dark clouds gathering -- A hundredfold curiosity -- The last curiosity -- The last act -- Public recoil -- The benefit of doubt -- The inexorable passing of the hours -- A colony of dead hopes -- Changed utterly
Control code
ocn890107233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
419 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781468309348
Lccn
2014034054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)890107233

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