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Murder most foul [electronic resource] : the killer and the American Gothic imagination / Karen Halttunen.

By: Halttunen, Karen, 1951-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 322 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780674038172 (electronic bk.); 0674038177 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Murder -- United States -- History | Murder -- United States -- Case studies | Murder in literature | Gothic revival (Literature) -- United States | Meurtre -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire | Meurtre -- �Etats-Unis -- Cas, �Etudes de | Meurtre dans la litt�erature | Nouvelles noires (Genre litt�eraire) | TRUE CRIME -- Murder -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Murder most foul.DDC classification: 364.15/23/0973 Other classification: 18.06 Online resources: EBSCOhost Review: "In Murder Most Foul, Karen Halttunen explores the changing view of murder from early New England sermons read at the public execution of murderers, through the nineteenth century, when secular and sensational accounts replaced the religious treatment of the crime as the manifestation of sinful human nature, to today's fascination with socio-psychological anatomies of murder."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-312) and index.

"In Murder Most Foul, Karen Halttunen explores the changing view of murder from early New England sermons read at the public execution of murderers, through the nineteenth century, when secular and sensational accounts replaced the religious treatment of the crime as the manifestation of sinful human nature, to today's fascination with socio-psychological anatomies of murder."--Jacket.

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Murder most foul by Halttunen, Karen, ©1998
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