The Resource Double jeopardy : women who kill in Victorian fiction, Virginia B. Morris

Double jeopardy : women who kill in Victorian fiction, Virginia B. Morris

Label
Double jeopardy : women who kill in Victorian fiction
Title
Double jeopardy
Title remainder
women who kill in Victorian fiction
Statement of responsibility
Virginia B. Morris
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Murder fascinates readers, and when a woman murders, that fascination is compounded. The paradox of mother, lover, or wife as killer fills us with shock. A woman's violence is unexpected, unacceptable. Yet killing an abusive man can make her a cultural heroine.In Double Jeopardy, Virginia Morris examines the complex roots of contemporary attitudes toward women who kill by providing a new perspective on violent women in Victorian literature. British novelists from Dickens to Hardy, in their characterizations, contradicted the traditional Western assumption that women criminals were ""unnatural
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Virginia B.
Dewey number
823/.809352042
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR878.W6
LC item number
.M67 1990
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Detective and mystery stories, English
  • Women murderers
  • Women murderers in literature
  • Trials (Murder) in literature
  • Murder in literature
Label
Double jeopardy : women who kill in Victorian fiction, Virginia B. Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-173) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. Twice Guilty: The Double Jeopardy of Women Who Kill; 1. The Worst of Women: Sisters in Crime; 2. Women and Victorian Law: A Curious Chivalry; 3. Charles Dickens: The Fiercest Impulses; 4. George Eliot: My Heart Said, ""Die!""; 5. Mary Elizabeth Braddon: The Most Despicableof Her Sex; 6. Wilkie Collins: No Deliverance but in Death; 7. Thomas Hardy: A Desperate Remedy; 8. Arthur Conan Doyle: Vengeance Is Hers; Afterword; Notes; Bibliographical Note; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (193 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813163765
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000334625
  • (EBL)1915829
  • (SSID)ssj0001432459
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11800891
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001432459
  • (PQKBWorkID)11389792
  • (PQKB)10303589
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1915829
  • (OCoLC)900345226
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse44346
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000334625
Label
Double jeopardy : women who kill in Victorian fiction, Virginia B. Morris
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-173) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction. Twice Guilty: The Double Jeopardy of Women Who Kill; 1. The Worst of Women: Sisters in Crime; 2. Women and Victorian Law: A Curious Chivalry; 3. Charles Dickens: The Fiercest Impulses; 4. George Eliot: My Heart Said, ""Die!""; 5. Mary Elizabeth Braddon: The Most Despicableof Her Sex; 6. Wilkie Collins: No Deliverance but in Death; 7. Thomas Hardy: A Desperate Remedy; 8. Arthur Conan Doyle: Vengeance Is Hers; Afterword; Notes; Bibliographical Note; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (193 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813163765
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000334625
  • (EBL)1915829
  • (SSID)ssj0001432459
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11800891
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001432459
  • (PQKBWorkID)11389792
  • (PQKB)10303589
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1915829
  • (OCoLC)900345226
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse44346
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000334625

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