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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thornton37814 - LibraryThing
This is a well-researched book detailing the murders committed by several English and French women during the Victorian era. The author takes a look at some aspects of the crimes in relation to the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TheFlamingoReads - LibraryThing
I have been on a historical non-fiction kick for quite a while now so I was intrigued by the title of this book. That and put 'Victorian' in the title and I will read it. The sub-title, however, is a ... Read full review