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Trials of Passion

(2014)
Crimes in the Name of Love and Madness
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This book journeys into the heart of dark passions and the crimes they impel. When passion is in the picture, what is criminal, what sane, what mad or simply bad? Brighton, 1870: A well-respected spinster infuses chocolate creams with strychnine in order to murder her lover's wife. Paris, 1880: A popular performer stalks her betraying lover through the streets of the city for weeks and finally takes aim. New York, 1906: A millionaire shoots dead a prominent architect in full view of a theatre audience. Through court and asylum records, letters and newspaper accounts, this book brings to life a period when the psychiatric professions were consolidating their hold on our understanding of what is human. An increasingly popular press allowed the public unprecedented insight into accounts of transgressive sexuality, savage jealousy and forbidden desires. With great story-telling flair, Lisa Appignanesi teases out the vagaries of passion and the clashes between the law and the clinic as they stumble towards a (sometimes reviled) collaboration.Sexual etiquette and class roles, attitudes to love, madness and gender, notions of respectability and honour, insanity and lunacy, all are at play in that vital forum in which public opinion is shaped - the theatre of the courtroom.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: Trials of Passion: Crimes Committed in the Name of Love and Madness
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
ISBN: 1-60598-814-6 / 978-1-60598-814-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

April 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: Trials of Passion: Crimes in the Name of Love and Madness
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
ISBN: 1-84408-874-X / 978-1-84408-874-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Trials of Passion: Crimes in the Name of Love and Madness
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
ISBN: 1-84408-875-8 / 978-1-84408-875-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Trials of Passion: Crimes in the Name of Love and Madness
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
ISBN: 0-349-00481-1 / 978-0-349-00481-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Trials of Passion: Crimes Committed in the Name of Love and Madness
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   

April 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Trials of Passion: Crimes in the Name of Love and Madness
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon CA   

April 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Trials of Passion: Crimes in the Name of Love and Madness
Author(s): Lisa Appignanesi
Publisher: Virago
Availability: Amazon UK   



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