Sentimental Murder

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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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Sentimental Murder

Sentimental Murder

Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century

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9780006552000     Product Code: 265245

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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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