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A Book Of Remarkable Criminals
     

A Book Of Remarkable Criminals

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by Harry Brodribb Irving
 

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H.B. Irving decided not to use his legal education to practice law, and instead spent his time between acting roles during a successful career o the stage chronicling these remarkable criminals.

Included in this volume are ten infamous characters who made headlines in their day, including Charles Peace, Robert Butler, M. Derues, Dr. Castaing, Professor Webster,

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H.B. Irving decided not to use his legal education to practice law, and instead spent his time between acting roles during a successful career o the stage chronicling these remarkable criminals.

Included in this volume are ten infamous characters who made headlines in their day, including Charles Peace, Robert Butler, M. Derues, Dr. Castaing, Professor Webster, the mysterious Mr. Holmes, the Widow Gras, Vitalis and Marie Boyer, the Fenayrou case, and Eyraud & Bompard.

Irving includes complete details about the crimes, court cases, and ultimate downfalls, also discussing their behavior during the interval between their condemnation and their execution

The reader will especially enjoy the author's extensive Introduction, in which he mentions many of the remarkable criminals of the book, along with others, comparing them to famous fictitious and real criminals that have appeared from Shakespeare's time to Irving's current days in the early twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882629961
Publisher:
Magic Lamp Press
Publication date:
06/04/2008
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

Both on and off the stage, Irving always maintained a high ideal of his profession, and in 1895 he received the honour of knighthood, the first ever accorded an actor.

He was also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Dublin, Cambridge, and Glasgow. His acting, apart from his genius as a presenter of plays, divided criticism, opinions differing as to the extent to which his mannerisms of voice and deportment interfered with or assisted the expression of his ideas. So strongly marked a personality as his could not help giving its own colouring to whatever part he might assume, but the richness and originality of this colouring at its best, and the spirit and intellect which characterised his renderings, was conceded by even his critics, as was his versatility in roles so widely different as Digby Grant and Louis XI, Richard III and Becket, Benedick and Shylock, Mathias and Dr. Primrose.

Leaving his legal education behind he built a career as a distinguished actor, finally returning to the law and becoming a respected author of papers concerning criminals and the legal system they operated in.

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A Book Of Remarkable Criminals 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you can get past the intro. Fairly good book. Some editing problems due to age of book. About 200 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very interesting read. Mine wasn't full of typos.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really liked this work on various criminals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fascinating study of various criminals from the 1800s. Very well-written and entertaining. This is a nice version too, with no typos or errors. The other comments must be for a different version. My version has an ugly criminal face on the cover.
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The words r not spelled correctly ... o' is of 'n' is and I dont knpw why but they cant spell very good
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A poorly drafted high school term paper at best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrible
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very badly digitalized
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way too many typos to understand whats going on