Victorian Murderesses: A True History of Thirteen Respectable French and English Women Accused of Unspeakable Crimes
The image of Victorian womanhood -- that of respectable, middle-class mother and wife -- will be shattered far all who read Mary Hartman's fascinating and often shocking account of the lives of thirteen French and English women accused of murder. Her carefully researched and vividly dramatic investigation of why these thirteen women took such direct and desperate action gives a unique view of life behind the closed curtains of Victorian drawingroom society.
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Review: Victorian MurderessesUser Review - Janice Schulz - Goodreads
Victorian Murderesses epitomizes everything I look for in a true crime study. Mary Hartman tells the stories of 12 women in England and France accused of murder in the mid- to late-nineteenth century ... Read full review
Review: Victorian MurderessesUser Review - Rosee - Goodreads
Originally published in 1977, this is a scholarly look at 13 French and English women accused of murder in the 19th century. At a time when women were considered helpless, delicate flowers, these ... Read full review