Murder By The Book: The Crime That Shocked Dickens's London

February 4, 2020|
Murder By The Book: The Crime That Shocked Dickens's London by Claire Harman
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Early on the morning of May 6, 1840, the elderly Lord William Russell was found in his London house with his throat so deeply cut that his head was nearly severed. The crime soon had everyone, including Queen Victoria, feverishly speculating about motives and methods. But when the prime suspect claimed to have been inspired by a sensational crime novel, it sent shock waves through literary London and drew both Dickens and Thackeray into the fray. Could a novel really lead someone to kill? In Murder by the Book, Claire Harman blends a riveting true-crime whodunit with a fascinating account of the rise of the popular novel and the early battle for its soul among the most famous writers of the day.
CLAIRE HARMAN is the author of Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart; Sylvia Townsend Warner, for which she won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize; biographies of Fanny Burney and Robert Louis Stevenson; and Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a frequent reviewer. She divides he...
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Title:Murder By The Book: The Crime That Shocked Dickens's London
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:272 pages, 8 X 5.16 X 0.77 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 8 X 5.16 X 0.77 in
Published:February 4, 2020
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780525436157

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