THE SHADOW OF A CRIME (A CHRISTIAN FICTION NOVEL) [NOOK Book]

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THE SHADOW OF A CRIME.....Caine's first novel is set in the Lake District and based on a love triangle. A CHRISTIAN FICTION NOVEL. 355 PAGES IN PRINT. A really good read.

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 ...
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THE SHADOW OF A CRIME (A CHRISTIAN FICTION NOVEL)

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Overview

THE SHADOW OF A CRIME.....Caine's first novel is set in the Lake District and based on a love triangle. A CHRISTIAN FICTION NOVEL. 355 PAGES IN PRINT. A really good read.

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.

"peine forte et dure",(French: “strong and hard punishment”) in English law, punishment that was inflicted upon those who were accused of a felony and stood silent, refusing to plead either guilty or not guilty.

The last of Hall Caine's full length novels was published in 1921, when he gave up writing to concentrate on his life's work -- a Life of Christ, which he had been researching for many years during several visits to Palestine and Transjordania. He died before this work was completed and it was published posthumously by his two sons in 1938.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014341073
  • Publisher: TLC BOOKS
  • Publication date: 1/2/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 481,690
  • File size: 919 KB

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