The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime

Written by:
Judith Flanders
Narrated by:
Judith Flanders

Unabridged Audiobook

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Release Date
January 2011
Duration
18 hours 15 minutes
Summary
A deeply engaging and completely original book about nineteenth-century Britain’s fascination with good quality murder.


Murder in nineteenth-century Britain was ubiquitous – not necessarily in quantity but in quality. This was the era of penny-bloods, early crime fiction and melodramas for the masses. This was a time when murder and entertainment were firmly entwined.


In this meticulously researched and compelling book, Judith Flanders, author of Consuming Passions, takes us back in time to explore some of the most gripping, gruesome and mind-boggling murders of the nineteenth-century. Covering the crimes (and myths) of Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper, as well as the lesser known but equally shocking acts of Burke and Hare, and Thurtell and Hunt, Flanders looks at how murder was regarded by the wider British population – and how it became a form of popular entertainment.


Filled to the brim with rich source material – ranging from studies of plays, novels and contemporary newspaper articles, A Social History of Murder brings to life a neglected dimension of British social history in a completely new and exciting way.
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