Murder and Morality in Victorian Britain: The Story of Madeleine Smith

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This book explores the life of Madeleine Smith, who in 1857 was tried for poisoning her secret lover. As well as charting the course of this illicit relationship and Madeleine's subsequent trial, the authors draw on a wide range of sources to pursue themes such as the nature of gender relations and the extent of women's social and commercial activities, and to bring vividly to life the world of the mid-Victorian middle class.The book contains new discoveries about Madeleine's long and colourful life after the trial which ...

Murder and Morality in Victorian Britain: The Story of Madeleine Smith 2011, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719080692

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Murder and Morality in Victorian Britain: The Story of Madeleine Smith 2009, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719077685

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