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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
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The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer
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Kate Summerscale
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eng
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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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Title
The wicked boy
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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 casecrystallized 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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Award
Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime, 2017.
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10491187
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
364.1523083092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9067.H6
LC item number
S86 2016b
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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the mystery of a Victorian child murderer
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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, Kate Summerscale
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First published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn929055994
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781594205781
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(hc)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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