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Chemical crimes : science and poison in Victorian crime fiction / Cheryl Blake Price.

Author/creator Price, Cheryl Blake author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2019]
Copyright Notice ©2019
Descriptionviii, 195 pages ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Contents "The science of murder": educating the female chemical criminal in L.E.L.'s Ethel Churchill and Bulwer's Lucretia -- Medical bluebeards: Gothic medicine and the poisoning doctor in the fiction of Ellen Wood -- Chemicalized bodies and criminal intent: unruly bodies and the limitations of forensic science in early detective fiction -- L.T. Meade's female mad scientists: science fiction and the transformation of the chemical criminal in fin de siècle detective fiction.
Abstract "An exploration of poison's transformation into chemical crime in the nineteenth century and impact on crime fiction and Victorian perceptions of science. Examines the role of scientific criminals in the works of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Ellen Wood, Edward Bulwer Lytton, L.T. Meade, Charles Warren Adams, and Wilkie Collins"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 179-189) and index.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
LCCN 2018046299
ISBN9780814213919
ISBN081421391X (cloth ; alk. paper)
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