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Modern murders, the turn-of-the-century's backlash against melodramatic and sensational representations of murder, 1880-1914, Lee Michael-Berger

Label
Modern murders, the turn-of-the-century's backlash against melodramatic and sensational representations of murder, 1880-1914, Lee Michael-Berger
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Modern murders
Nature of contents
bibliographydictionaries
Responsibility statement
Lee Michael-Berger
Series statement
Routledge studies in cultural history
Sub title
the turn-of-the-century's backlash against melodramatic and sensational representations of murder, 1880-1914
Summary
"Modern Murders is the first comprehensive study of murder representations during the turn of the century, drawing on previously neglected archival material to explore the intellectual, cultural, and artistic contexts of the period. This book will be of value to scholars and graduate students in a variety of research areas, as well as general readers interested in the role of murder as a central trope in modern art and culture"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Prologue: knocking at the gate of turn-of-the-century modernity -- Murder overkill -- Hilarious homicides- satirizing sensational murders -- "Craving for everything that is impossible in London" -- "The actual catastrophe": representing murder on the London stage -- A working class (tragic) hero is something to be -- The many murders of Stephen Phillips, the outdated modernist -- Epilogue: the big bloodless brawl prior to the big blood letting
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Content