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The Resource The doctor dissected : a cultural autopsy of the Burke and Hare murders, Caroline McCracken-Flesher

The doctor dissected : a cultural autopsy of the Burke and Hare murders, Caroline McCracken-Flesher

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The doctor dissected : a cultural autopsy of the Burke and Hare murders
Title
The doctor dissected
Title remainder
a cultural autopsy of the Burke and Hare murders
Statement of responsibility
Caroline McCracken-Flesher
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
A series of bizarre disappearances filled the citizens of early nineteenth-century Scotland with terror. When the perpetrators were finally apprehended in 1828, their motive roiled the nation: William Burke and William Hare had murdered for profit. The cadavers supplied a ready payout, courtesy of Dr. Robert Knox, who was desperate for anatomical subjects. Nearly two hundred years later, these scandalous murders continue to fire imagination in Scotland and beyond. From the start, the sensational events provoked artists and writers. While Sir Walter Scott resisted public comment, his correspond
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McCracken-Flesher, Caroline
Dewey number
820.9/3556
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR8518
LC item number
.M33 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burke, William
  • Hare, William
  • Literature and history
  • Crime in popular culture
  • English literature
  • Murder in mass media
  • National characteristics, Scottish, in literature
  • Homicide
  • Grave Robbing
  • Burke, William
  • Hare, William
  • Burke, William
  • Hare, William
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Crime in popular culture
  • English literature
  • Literature and history
  • Murder in mass media
  • National characteristics, Scottish, in literature
  • Scotland
  • Literatur
  • Mord
  • Rezeption
Label
The doctor dissected : a cultural autopsy of the Burke and Hare murders, Caroline McCracken-Flesher
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medicine, murder, and Scottish story: Doctor Knox and Burke and Hare -- The story begins: The law versus the press, and the doctor versus Walter Scott -- Enlightened system versus religious sympathy: The sensational tales of Alexander Leigton and David Pae -- Dissecting the doctor: Mr. Jekyll, Dr. Hyde, and Robert Knox -- Anatomizing the audience: James Bridie, melodrama, and the movies -- Bringing out the dead: Silent victims speak in Alasdair Gray's Poor things -- Resting in pieces? Present comforts or restless futures in Ian Rankin's Scotland
Control code
773827804
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190252854
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773827804
Label
The doctor dissected : a cultural autopsy of the Burke and Hare murders, Caroline McCracken-Flesher
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medicine, murder, and Scottish story: Doctor Knox and Burke and Hare -- The story begins: The law versus the press, and the doctor versus Walter Scott -- Enlightened system versus religious sympathy: The sensational tales of Alexander Leigton and David Pae -- Dissecting the doctor: Mr. Jekyll, Dr. Hyde, and Robert Knox -- Anatomizing the audience: James Bridie, melodrama, and the movies -- Bringing out the dead: Silent victims speak in Alasdair Gray's Poor things -- Resting in pieces? Present comforts or restless futures in Ian Rankin's Scotland
Control code
773827804
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190252854
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773827804

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