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The Shadow of a Crime - Hall Caine

The Shadow of a Crime

Paperback Published: 1st December 2006
ISBN: 9781598186093
Number Of Pages: 312

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From the Preface: The central incident of this novel is that most extraordinary of all punishments known to English criminal law, the peine forte et dure. The story is not, however, in any sense historical. A sketchy background of stirring history is introduced solely in order to heighten the personal danger of a brave man. The interest is domestic, and, perhaps, in some degree psychological. Around a pathetic piece of old jurisprudence I have gathered a mass of Cumbrian folk-lore and folk-talk with which I have been familiar from earliest youth. To smelt and mould the chaotic memories into an organism such as may serve, among other uses, to give a view of Cumberland life in little, has been the work of one year.

ISBN: 9781598186093
ISBN-10: 1598186094
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st December 2006
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.46

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