Victorian Murderesses: A True History of Thirteen Respectable French and English Women Accused of Unspeakable Crimes

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Robson, 1977 - True Crime - 318 pages
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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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User 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

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User Review  - Marjorie - Goodreads

Given To Me For An Honest Review This book is about 13 French and English Murderesses. Mary Hartman does a good job setting up a classic study at once with history and story telling about a time when ... Read full review

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Hartman is a university professor and director of the Institute for Women's Leadership at Douglas College, Rutgers University.

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