Sentimental Murder

    Sentimental Murder

    Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century

    John Brewer

    Harper Perennial 2005

    Paperback 356pp

    9780006552000   Product Code: 65245

    Here is an enduring tale with 'a heady combination of sex, murder and celebrity stalking': in April 1779 a young soldier, James Hackman, murdered the Earl of Sandwich's mistress before attempting suicide. John Brewer investigates the facts of the case and examines the great variety of interpretations of them - prurient, moralizing, gothic, political and romantic - in the ensuing centuries.

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