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andlt;Bandgt;A MONSTER PREYED UPON THE CHILDREN OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY BOSTON. HIS CRIMES WERE APPALLING — AND YET HE WAS LITTLE MORE THAN A CHILD HIMSELF.andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; When fourteen-year-old Jesse Pomeroy was arrested in 1874, a nightmarish reign of terror over an unsuspecting city came to an end. "The Boston Boy Fiend" was imprisoned at last. But the complex questions sparked by his ghastly crime spree — the hows and whys of vicious juvenile crime — were as relevant in the so-called Age of Innocence as they are today. andlt;BRandgt; Jesse Pomeroy was outwardly repellent in appearance, with a gruesome "dead" eye; inside, he was deformed beyond imagining. A sexual sadist of disturbing precocity, he satisfied his atrocious appetites by abducting and torturing his child victims. But soon, the teenager's bloodlust gave way to another obsession: murder. andlt;BRandgt; Harold Schechter, whose true-crime masterpieces are "well-documented nightmares for anyone who dares to look" (andlt;Iandgt;Peoria Journal Starandlt;/Iandgt;), brings his acclaimed mix of page-turning storytelling, brilliant insight, and fascinating historical documentation to andlt;Iandgt;Fiendandlt;/Iandgt; — an unforgettable account from the annals of American crime.

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Young Jesse Pomeroy was outwardly repellant in appearance, but inside he was deformed beyond imagination. He abducted and tortured child victims, and he eventually moved on to murder. He was arrested in 1874 and a spree of monstrous violence came to an end.

Synopsis:

Young Jesse Pomeroy was outwardly repellant in appearance, but inside he was deformed beyond imagination. He abducted and tortured child victims, and he eventually moved on to murder. He was arrested in 1874 and a spree of monstrous violence came to an end. This book examines the hows and whys of this vicious juvenile crime, which were as relevant then, in the "Age of Innocence", as they are now.

Synopsis:

A MONSTER PREYED UPON THE CHILDREN OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY BOSTON. HIS CRIMES WERE APPALLING — AND YET HE WAS LITTLE MORE THAN A CHILD HIMSELF.


When fourteen-year-old Jesse Pomeroy was arrested in 1874, a nightmarish reign of terror over an unsuspecting city came to an end. "The Boston Boy Fiend" was imprisoned at last. But the complex questions sparked by his ghastly crime spree — the hows and whys of vicious juvenile crime — were as relevant in the so-called Age of Innocence as they are today.

Jesse Pomeroy was outwardly repellent in appearance, with a gruesome "dead" eye; inside, he was deformed beyond imagining. A sexual sadist of disturbing precocity, he satisfied his atrocious appetites by abducting and torturing his child victims. But soon, the teenager's bloodlust gave way to another obsession: murder.

Harold Schechter, whose true-crime masterpieces are "well-documented nightmares for anyone who dares to look" (Peoria Journal Star), brings his acclaimed mix of page-turning storytelling, brilliant insight, and fascinating historical documentation to Fiend — an unforgettable account from the annals of American crime.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Harold Schechterandlt;/Bandgt; is a professor of American literature and culture. Renowned for his true-crime writing, he is the author of the nonfiction books andlt;Iandgt;Fatal, Fiend, Bestial, Deviant, Deranged, Depraved,andlt;/Iandgt; and, with David Everitt, andlt;Iandgt;The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killersandlt;/Iandgt;. He is also the author of andlt;Iandgt;Nevermoreandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;The Hum Bugandlt;/Iandgt;, the acclaimed historical novels featuring Edgar Allan Poe. He lives in New York State.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671014483
Author:
Schechter, Harold
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
History
Subject:
Serial murders
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Serial murderers - Massachusetts - Boston
Subject:
Pomeroy, Jesse Harding
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
106-716
Publication Date:
October 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
(F) + 8 pg b/w photo insert
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 12.845 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Young Jesse Pomeroy was outwardly repellant in appearance, but inside he was deformed beyond imagination. He abducted and tortured child victims, and he eventually moved on to murder. He was arrested in 1874 and a spree of monstrous violence came to an end.
"Synopsis" by , Young Jesse Pomeroy was outwardly repellant in appearance, but inside he was deformed beyond imagination. He abducted and tortured child victims, and he eventually moved on to murder. He was arrested in 1874 and a spree of monstrous violence came to an end. This book examines the hows and whys of this vicious juvenile crime, which were as relevant then, in the "Age of Innocence", as they are now.
"Synopsis" by ,

A MONSTER PREYED UPON THE CHILDREN OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY BOSTON. HIS CRIMES WERE APPALLING — AND YET HE WAS LITTLE MORE THAN A CHILD HIMSELF.


When fourteen-year-old Jesse Pomeroy was arrested in 1874, a nightmarish reign of terror over an unsuspecting city came to an end. "The Boston Boy Fiend" was imprisoned at last. But the complex questions sparked by his ghastly crime spree — the hows and whys of vicious juvenile crime — were as relevant in the so-called Age of Innocence as they are today.

Jesse Pomeroy was outwardly repellent in appearance, with a gruesome "dead" eye; inside, he was deformed beyond imagining. A sexual sadist of disturbing precocity, he satisfied his atrocious appetites by abducting and torturing his child victims. But soon, the teenager's bloodlust gave way to another obsession: murder.

Harold Schechter, whose true-crime masterpieces are "well-documented nightmares for anyone who dares to look" (Peoria Journal Star), brings his acclaimed mix of page-turning storytelling, brilliant insight, and fascinating historical documentation to Fiend — an unforgettable account from the annals of American crime.

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