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Published: 14 July 2011

448 Pages | 12 integrated halftones

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199605996

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The Arsenic Century

How Victorian Britain was Poisoned at Home, Work, and Play

James C. Whorton

  • The vivid history of arsenic in the nineteenth century and how the Victorians used it in their daily life
  • How the Victorians accidentally poisoned themselves with their use of arsenic in everything from candles and candies to curtains, wallpaper, and clothing
  • Tells its sinister parallel story as the Victorian poison of choice for murder and suicide