Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 August 2009

240 Pages | 10 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719077685

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Murder and morality in Victorian Britain

The story of Madeleine Smith

Eleanor Gordon and Gwyneth Nair

Published by Manchester University Press

Gender in History MUP

  • A new approach to a notorious murder case from the Victorian era
  • Offers a reappraisal of the view that young women of the Victorian period were condemned to life of domestic boredom and that the Victorians were morally inflexible, hypocritical and sexually repressed Both a scholarly account and an accessible and entertaining read
  • Origional adoption of a thematic biographical approach which charts in detail the familial, social and cultural context of the case

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