ETCHED IN ARSENIC A New Study of the Maybrick Case

Author: Christie (Trevor L.)
Year: 1969
Publisher: Harrap.
Edition Details: 1st UK edn
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg+
Price: 20.00
Hardback, 1st UK edn. A fascinating account of a notorious international cause celebre. The Maybrick case - was American "Southern Belle" Florence Chandler Maybrick a callous murderess - or a maligned innocent? Did James Maybrick, a Liverpool cotton broker, die of arsenic poisoning? Did Florence administer the fatal dose? And if she did, was murder her intent? Was Florie convicted because judge and jury were convinced she had committed a heinous crime? Or was she convicted by prejudice and hypocrisy, for having defied the double standard of morality that pervaded every class of English society at the time? And why did Queen Victoria remain adamant in her refusal to consider a pardon, or indeed any mitigation of Florence's sentence? With Documents in the Case, Chronology, Principal Sources and Index. James Maybrick has also been considered as a very strong candidate as a Jack the Ripper suspect. Illus., Documents in the Case, Chronology, Principal Sources + Index. 288pp. 8vo. h/back. Nr F. in Nr. F. dw.


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