BURKE AND HARE The True Story.

Author: Douglas (Hugh)
Year: 1974
Publisher: Quality Book Club
Edition Details: Book Club Reprint (1st pub. 1973)
Book Condition: F/NrF
Price: 10.00
Hardback. Reprint. Between the end of 1827 snd October 1828, 16 people, some of them well-known characters in Edinburgh, vanished. No one thought much about it until a body was discovered in Dr. Robert Knox's anatomy school, and a story of wholesale murder began to unfold. Burke and Hare have chilled the spines of generations of Scots; they provided a staple plot for the popular theatre; they inspired Robert Louis Stevenson, James Bridie and Dylan Thomas. To find the truth about them has meant a search through the twilight world of early 19th century Scotland when medicine was not quite respectable and its fringe was downright criminal. Illus., Appendix, Bibliog. and Index. 190pp. 8vo. h/back. F. in sl. sunned Nr. F. dw.


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