The Wicked Boy Book PDF

The Wicked Boy

  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-07-04
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780143110460

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The Wicked Boy Book Description :

In East London in the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age thirteen) and his brother Nattie (age twelve) were arrested for matricide and sent for trial at the Old Bailey. Robert confessed to having stabbed his mother, but his lawyers argued that he was insane. The judge sentenced him to detention in Broadmoor, the most infamous criminal lunatic asylum in the land. Shockingly, Broadmoor turned out to be the beginning of a new life for Robert. At a time of great tumult and uncertainty, Robert Coombes's case crystallized contemporary anxieties about the education of the working classes, the dangers of pulp fiction, and evolving theories of criminality, childhood, and insanity. With riveting detail and rich atmosphere, Summerscale re-creates this terrible crime and its aftermath, uncovering an extraordinary story of man's capacity to overcome the past.

The Wicked Boy Book PDF

The Wicked Boy

  • Author : Kate Summerscale
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-05
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781408851135

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Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2017 The gripping, fascinating account of a shocking murder case that sent late Victorian Britain into a frenzy, by the number one bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher 'Her research is needle-sharp and her period detail richly atmospheric, but what is most heartening about this truly remarkable book is the story of real-life redemption that it brings to light' John Carey, Sunday Times Early in the morning of Monday 8 July 1895, thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes and his twelve-year-old brother Nattie set out from their small, yellow brick terraced house in east London to watch a cricket match at Lord's. Their father had gone to sea the previous Friday, leaving the boys and their mother at home for the summer. Over the next ten days Robert and Nattie spent extravagantly, pawning family valuables to fund trips to the theatre and the seaside. During this time nobody saw or heard from their mother, though the boys told neighbours she was visiting relatives. As the sun beat down on the Coombes house, an awful smell began to emanate from the building. When the police were finally called to investigate, what they found in one of the bedrooms sent the press into a frenzy of horror and alarm, and Robert and Nattie were swept up in a criminal trial that echoed the outrageous plots of the 'penny dreadful' novels that Robert loved to read. In The Wicked Boy, Kate Summerscale has uncovered a fascinating true story of murder and morality – it is not just a meticulous examination of a shocking Victorian case, but also a compelling account of its aftermath, and of man's capacity to overcome the past.

Selfishness and Hatred Book PDF

Selfishness and Hatred

  • Author : Parasram Verhomal Kanal
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre : Egoism
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN : UOM:39015048973278

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The Boy s Own Story Book Book PDF

The Boy s Own Story Book

  • Author : William Martin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1862
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590659498

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Rest for the Wicked Book PDF

Rest for the Wicked

  • Author : Glyn Maxwell
  • Publisher : Dufour Editions
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre : English poetry
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : UOM:39015032515895

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Rest for the Wicked Book Description :

Glyn Maxwell's precocious, prolific talent has earned him accolades such as 'England's brightest new poet for a decade', 'The Complete Modern English Poet', 'The Shakespeare of the Suburbs' and 'The Unstoppable Verse Machine'. His first collection Tale of the Mayor's Son was a Poetry Book Society Choice. His second, Out of the Rain, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize, and won him the Somerset Maugham Award, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and a place in the recent New Generation Poets promotion.His third collection, Rest for the Wicked, is another Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Its focus is men - and boys 'who are going to be boys, who have had to be men' ('The Boys at Twilight'). The poems sort the men from the boys: boys at play, men at war, boys grown up, men reverting, men in love and poetry and politics, running countries, ruining things. His versions of the Latin poet Ovid, Phaeton and the Chariot of the Sun - 'fragments of an investigative documentary' - are really about male ambition and overreaching. But Maxwell is no male apologist: these are young man's poems: bold, assertive and stylish, going for the jugular and the jocular.

Frank Leslie s Pleasant Hours Book PDF

Frank Leslie s Pleasant Hours

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1874
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433081676524

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The Scottish Congressional Magazine Book PDF

The Scottish Congressional Magazine

  • Author : Andrew Elliot
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1874
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : OXFORD:555025721

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Tales for Children Book PDF

Tales for Children

  • Author : Hans Christian Andersen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1869
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044019086586

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Life Book PDF

Life

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1884
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015058406433

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The Adventures of Woodrow the Wicked Book PDF

The Adventures of Woodrow the Wicked

  • Author : A. Weber
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-06-30
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 1532894295

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In Woodrow's world, the moon is shattered against the vaulted sky. It serves as a constant reminder of his own broken life. At fifteen, he's seen his father murdered and his hometown burned to the ground. He escaped the destruction on his genius father's greatest invention, a mysterious airship. But everywhere he goes, a bad reputation precedes him. Woodrow the Wicked, they call him. They say he killed his father and burned his town.Woodrow is not without allies, such as they are: a self-interested feline pet, a "guardian" angel who does little to protect the boy (but has tried to kill him on one occasion), and a robotic golem--caring, but cowardly and mute. And then there's Cassandra, a young pirate-in-training; she's charming, but can she be trusted?Now Woodrow and his crew find themselves pursued across a fantastic world by a family of aristocratic sociopaths bent on obtaining the ship for their own sinister gain. Will Woodrow become the wicked boy the world thinks he is? Or will he find a way to rise above his reputation?

Todd s complete works Book PDF

Todd s complete works

  • Author : John Todd
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1882
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : OXFORD:600058937

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The Practical French Teacher Book PDF

The Practical French Teacher

  • Author : Norman Pinney
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1855
  • Genre : French language
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433070239300

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The Wicked Deep Book PDF

The Wicked Deep

  • Author : Shea Ernshaw
  • Publisher : Simon Pulse
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781481497350

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A New York Times bestseller. “A wickedly chilling debut.” —School Library Journal “Complex and sweetly satisfying.” —Booklist “Prepare to be bewitched.” —Paula Stokes, author of Girl Against the Universe “A story about the redemptive power of love.” —Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be “Eerie and enchanting.” —Jessica Spotswood, author of The Cahill Witch Chronicles Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem Witch trials in this haunting story about three sisters on a quest for revenge—and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them. Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow… Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town. Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under. Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into. Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters. But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.