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Contents Illustrations vi Notes on Contributors vii Acknowledgements x Introduction Andrew Maunder & Grace Moore 1 1 Regicide and Reginamania: G.W.M. Reynolds and The Mysteries of London John Plunkett 14 2 The Making of a Master Criminal: the 'Chief of the Thugs' in Victorian Writings on Crime Máire ní Fhlathúin 29 3 Black Markets and Cadaverous Pies: The Corpse, Urban Trade and Industrial Consumption in the Penny Blood Sally Powell 43 4 "Stepchildren of Nature": East Lynne and the Spectre of Female Degeneracy, 1860-1861 Andrew Maunder 56 5 Murder, Gender, and Popular Fiction by Women in the 1860s: Braddon, Oliphant, Yonge June Sturrock 69 6 Anatomy of a "Nine Days' Wonder": Sensational Journalism in the Decade of Sensation Dallas Liddle 85 7 The Inside Story: Crime, Convicts and Careers for Women Barbara Onslow 99 8 "The Truth of Midnight" and "The Truth of Noonday" Sensation and Madness in James Thomson's The City of Dreadful Night Dafydd Moore 112 9 Puffed Papers and Broken Promises: White-Collar Crime and Literary Justice in The Way We Live Now Karen Odden 127 10 Something to Hyde: The "Strange Preference" of Henry Jekyll" Grace Moore 11 The Novelization of the Dreyfus Affair: Femininity and Sensation in Fin-de-Siècle France Christopher E. Forth 153 12 "Furious Passions of the Celtic Race": Ireland, Madness and Wilkie Collins's Blind Love Maria K. Bachman 169 13 Time's Hand: Fingerprints, Empire, and Victorian Narratives of Crime Gita Panjabi Trelease 185 14 Vamping the Children: The Bloofer Lady, the London Minotaur and Child-Victimization in Late-Nineteenth-Century England Leslie Ann Minot 197 15 Ballad of a Demon Barber: The Criminal Career of George Chapman Nicholas Freeman 208 Bibliography 226 Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: English fiction 19th century History and criticism, Crime in literature, Crime Great Britain History 19th century Historiography, Great Britain Social conditions 19th century Historiography, Great Britain History Victoria, 1837-1901 Historiography, English prose literature 19th century History and criticism, Detective and mystery stories, English History and criticism, Sensationalism in literature, Mentally ill in literature, Criminals in literature