The arsenic century : how Victorian Britain was poisoned at home, work, and play / James C. Whorton.

Author
Whorton, James C., 1942- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Description
xxi, 412 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-403) and index.
Contents
'Such an instrument of death and agony' -- 'A new race of poisoners' -- A new breed of detectives -- 'The chief terror of poisoners' -- A penn'orth of poison -- 'Sugared death' -- 'The hue of death, the tint of the grave' -- Walls of death -- Physician-assisted poisoning -- 'A very wholesome poison' -- Poison in the factory and on the farm -- 'Dangers that lie wait in the pint-pot'.
ISBN
  • 9780199574704 (hbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0199574707 (hbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
2009939961
OCLC
444383899
RCP
N - S