This riveting combination of true crime and social history examines a dozen cases from the 1800s involving thirteen French and English women charged with murder. Each incident was a cause cAclAubre, and this mixture of scandal and scholarship offers illuminating details of backgrounds, deeds, and trials. qThe real delight is that historian Mary S. Hartman does more than reconstruct twelve famous trials. She has written a piece on the social history of nineteenth-century women from an illuminating perspective: their favorite murders.q a Time Magazine qNoteworthy ab. It has several distinctions: its expert prose style, its scholarly authority, and its perceptive analysis of the prevailing attitudes toward women's roles and domestic relations.qaCriticism qThe author would have made a fine detective ab. When she observes the women and men in extreme circumstances, she writes with the gift of a novelist and the depth of a scholar.q a Los Angeles Times qVividly written, meticulously researched.q a Choice... third of four children, all girls, born to the Diards, who were one of the leading commercial families of TonnAcre. ... He then assumed the prosperous iron trade business of Henriettea#39;s recently deceased father and became head of the combined home and business ... in the town where she stayed with her other married daughters when they came The Case: of Florenee BMW and Henriette Francey 141.
|Author||:||Mary S. Hartman|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 2014-05-05|