The Resource The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer, Kate Summerscale

The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer, Kate Summerscale

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The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer
Title
The wicked boy
Title remainder
the mystery of a Victorian child murderer
Statement of responsibility
Kate Summerscale
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Language
eng
Summary
In East London in the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age thirteen) and his brother Nattie (age twelve) were arrested for matricide and sent for trial at the Old Bailey. Robert confessed to having stabbed his mother, but his lawyers argued that he was insane. The judge sentenced him to detention in Broadmoor, the most infamous criminal lunatic asylum in the land. Shockingly, Broadmoor turned out to be the beginning of a new life for Robert. At a time of great tumult and uncertainty, Robert Coombes's case crystallized contemporary anxieties about the education of the working classes, the dangers of pulp fiction, and evolving theories of criminality, childhood, and insanity. With riveting detail and rich atmosphere, Summerscale re-creates this terrible crime and its aftermath, uncovering an extraordinary story of man's capacity to overcome the past. --
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adapted from book jacket
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YDXCP
Dewey number
364.1523083092
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer, Kate Summerscale
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The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer, Kate Summerscale
Publication
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First published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-360) and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent.
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22 cm.
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Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781594205781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
SALBT
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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  • (SKY)sky280886624
  • 1205103

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