The history of the evolution of the traditional English murder, from Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to the cozy crimes of the Golden Age. Murderaa dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves? Our fascination with crimes like these became a form of national entertainment, inspiring novels and plays, prose and paintings, poetry and true-crime journalism. At a point during the birth of the modern era, murder entered the popular psyche, and itas been a part of us ever since. The Art of the English Murder is a unique exploration of the art of crimeaand a riveting investigation into the English criminal soul by one of our finest historians.The figurineswere objects that simply didna#39;t work without background knowledge, and they seemed perfect for creating ... Ceramicfigures like these, apparently so bizarre today, illustrate an important development in Victorian cultural life: the crumbling of the ... In the seventeenth century, only the superrich could afford to decorate their homes with paintings and sculpture. One of the great changes in interior decoration of the eighteenth century was the filtering down of the practice.
|Title||:||The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock|
|Publisher||:||Pegasus Books - 2014-10-15|