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Art of the English Murder : From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred

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Murder—a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves?Our fascination with crimes like these became a form of national entertainment, inspiring novels and plays, prose and paintings, poetry and true-crime journalism. At a point during the birth of the modern era, murder entered the popular psyche, and it’s been a part of us ever since.The Art of the English Murder is a unique exploration of the art of crime—and a riveting investigation into the English criminal soul by one of our finest historians.
Murder?a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves?Our fascination with crimes like these became a form of national entertainment, inspiring novels and plays, prose and paintings, poetry and true-crime journalism. At a point during the birth of the modern era, murder entered the popular psyche, and it?s been a part of us ever since.The Art of the English Murder is a unique exploration of the art of crime?and a riveting investigation into the English criminal soul by one of our finest historians.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 312.0
Genre: History, True Crime
Sub-Genre: Social History, Europe / Great Britain, General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Lucy Worsley
Language: English
Street Date: November 16, 2015
TCIN: 46758576
UPC: 9781605989099
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-6085

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