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Ian Burney


Thursday, August 30 2012

'Poison, Detection, and the Victorian Imagination' Asks, Is Poison the Poetry of Homicide?

In 1827, throat cutting might have been seen as the “honest” way of killing, but by 1859 Victorians had begun "to recognize the delights of 'a good poisoning case'."

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