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The Resource The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer, Kate Summerscale

The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer, Kate Summerscale

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The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer
Title
The wicked boy
Title remainder
the mystery of a Victorian child murderer
Statement of responsibility
Kate Summerscale
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In East London in the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age thirteen) and his brother Nattie (age twelve) were arrested for matricide and sent for trial at the Old Bailey. Robert confessed to having stabbed his mother, but his lawyers argued that he was insane. The judge sentenced him to detention in Broadmoor, the most infamous criminal lunatic asylum in the land. Shockingly, Broadmoor turned out to be the beginning of a new life for Robert. At a time of great tumult and uncertainty, Robert Coombes's case crystallized contemporary anxieties about the education of the working classes, the dangers of pulp fiction, and evolving theories of criminality, childhood, and insanity. With riveting detail and rich atmosphere, Summerscale re-creates this terrible crime and its aftermath, uncovering an extraordinary story of man's capacity to overcome the past. -- adapted from book jacket
Summary
In East London in the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age thirteen) and his brother Nattie (age twelve) were arrested for matricide and sent for trial at the Old Bailey. Robert confessed to having stabbed his mother, but his lawyers argued that he was insane. The judge sentenced him to detention in Broadmoor, the most infamous criminal lunatic asylum in the land. Shockingly, Broadmoor turned out to be the beginning of a new life for Robert. At a time of great tumult and uncertainty, Robert Coombes's casecrystallized contemporary anxieties about the education of the working classes, the dangers of pulp fiction, and evolving theories of criminality, childhood, and insanity. With riveting detail and rich atmosphere, Summerscale re-creates this terrible crime and its aftermath, uncovering an extraordinary story of man's capacity to overcome the past. --
Tone
Writing style
Award
Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10491187
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
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Summerscale, Kate
Dewey number
364.1523083092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9067.H6
LC item number
S86 2016b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Coombes, Robert
  • Coombes, Nathaniel
  • Coombes, Robert
  • Coombes, Nathaniel
  • Juvenile homicide
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the mystery of a Victorian child murderer
Label
The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer, Kate Summerscale
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Ten Days In July -- 1 The three of us -- 2 All I know is that we are rich -- 3 I will tell you the truth -- Part II: The City Of The Damned -- 4 The machine and the abyss -- 5 A kiss goodbye -- 6 This is the knife -- 7 Chronicles of disorder -- 8 Here goes nothing -- Part III: These Tender Times -- 9 Cover her face -- 10 The boys springing up amongst us -- 11 It is all over now -- 12 Box him up -- Part IV: The Murderers' Paradise -- 13 Those that know not what they do -- 14 To have you home again -- 15 In the plastic stage -- Part V: With Trumpets And Sound Of Cornet -- 16 Smooth in the morning light -- 17 Such a hell of a noise
Control code
21063885
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594205781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781594205781
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn929055994
  • (OCoLC)929055994
Label
The wicked boy : the mystery of a Victorian child murderer, Kate Summerscale
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Ten Days In July -- 1 The three of us -- 2 All I know is that we are rich -- 3 I will tell you the truth -- Part II: The City Of The Damned -- 4 The machine and the abyss -- 5 A kiss goodbye -- 6 This is the knife -- 7 Chronicles of disorder -- 8 Here goes nothing -- Part III: These Tender Times -- 9 Cover her face -- 10 The boys springing up amongst us -- 11 It is all over now -- 12 Box him up -- Part IV: The Murderers' Paradise -- 13 Those that know not what they do -- 14 To have you home again -- 15 In the plastic stage -- Part V: With Trumpets And Sound Of Cornet -- 16 Smooth in the morning light -- 17 Such a hell of a noise
Control code
21063885
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594205781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781594205781
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn929055994
  • (OCoLC)929055994

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