Nature's Cruel Stepdames: Murderous Women in the Street Literature of Sevententh Centruy England (Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies Series)

Nature's Cruel Stepdames: Murderous Women in the Street Literature of Sevententh Centruy England (Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies Series)

by Susan C. Staub
     
 

This study presents a unique selection of seventeenth century pamphlets revealing the popular press's obsessive concern with female violence - a violence that is almost always domestic - along with a discussion of the texts' historical and cultural contexts. See more details below

Overview

This study presents a unique selection of seventeenth century pamphlets revealing the popular press's obsessive concern with female violence - a violence that is almost always domestic - along with a discussion of the texts' historical and cultural contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820703565
Publisher:
Duquesne University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.09(d)

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Table of Contents

1Women's crimes in the popular press3
2The Feme Covert uncovered : representations of murderous wives19
3Bloody mothers : representations of child murder41
4"To avoid their shame" : representations of infanticide61
5The popular press and providence : explaining the miraculous recovery of Anne Greene83
A true discourse of the practises of Elizabeth Caldwell103
The adulteresses funerall day128
Murther, Murther : or, a bloody relation how Anne Hamton, dweling in Westminster nigh London, by poyson muthered her deare husband141
A hellish murder committed by a French midwife146
A pittilesse mother, that most unnaturally at one time, murthered two of her owne children178
Blood for blood, or : justice executed for innocent blood-shed188
Fair warning to murderers of infants216
The bloudy mother240
Deeds against nature, and monsters by kinde256
Natures cruell step-dames : or, matchlesse monsters of the female sex266
Newes from the dead : or a true and exact narration of the miraculous deliverance of Anne Greene278

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