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The Case of Madeleine Smith: A Treasury of Victorian Murder, Vol. 8 (Treasury of Victorian Murder #08)

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Awards

A YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) 2007 Great Graphic Novel

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A scandalous secret affair in 19th century Scotland between an upperclass woman and a gentleman of lower standing ends in his murder by poison...

Review:

"This latest in Geary's lovingly researched and illustrated Treasury of Victorian Murder series relates the case of Madeleine Smith, a well-to-do architect's daughter who is willingly courted by Emile L'Anglier, a man of lesser means. Perhaps influenced by the flowery depictions of love found in overwrought romantic novels and certainly longing to escape the strangling mores of the day, Madeleine's fantasies come true during her affair with L'Anglier, thrills that burgeon when spurred by her family's disapproval of the situation. Things take a sinister turn when Madeleine finds a more appropriate suitor and tires of L'Anglier's attentions. She continues the fantasy-driven relationship with the added spice of slowly poisoning her lover via arsenic in his tea, a crime that she would most likely get away within the stringently class oriented society of Victorian Glasgow. Saying more would spoil the true-life outcome for those unfamiliar with the case, but as always Geary provides a quaintly drawn time warp that is both entertaining and educational, including maps and diagrams that bring the case to life. Every bit as much fun as its predecessors, this volume is a welcome and intelligent change of pace from the usual comics fare. (July) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Popular novels, plays, and movies...have been based on the case, but it's hard to imagine any of them presenting it more amusingly, thoroughly, and succinctly than does Geary's trademark droll counterpointing of narration and image." Booklist

Review:

"The pen-and-ink images artfully convey this gripping story....This book maintains the level of excellence set by the other volumes in this series, and would be an asset to any collection." School Library Journal

Review:

"[W]ell-researched and extremely detailed....Geary's writing style is very informative, and his illustrations have a depth and resonance that contradict their cartoon look....Readers of all types will find this book fascinating." VOYA

Review:

"Continues to provide the fascination and attention to detail that made previous volumes compelling. There's no denying that [Geary] continues to mine history for incredible stories; he's done so again here." Comics Buyers Guide

About the Author

Burne Hogarth (Author) :

Product Details

ISBN:
9781561634682
Author:
Geary, Rick
Publisher:
ComicsLit
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
History
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Smith, Madeleine Hamilton
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Treasury of Victorian Murder
Series Volume:
08
Publication Date:
February 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This latest in Geary's lovingly researched and illustrated Treasury of Victorian Murder series relates the case of Madeleine Smith, a well-to-do architect's daughter who is willingly courted by Emile L'Anglier, a man of lesser means. Perhaps influenced by the flowery depictions of love found in overwrought romantic novels and certainly longing to escape the strangling mores of the day, Madeleine's fantasies come true during her affair with L'Anglier, thrills that burgeon when spurred by her family's disapproval of the situation. Things take a sinister turn when Madeleine finds a more appropriate suitor and tires of L'Anglier's attentions. She continues the fantasy-driven relationship with the added spice of slowly poisoning her lover via arsenic in his tea, a crime that she would most likely get away within the stringently class oriented society of Victorian Glasgow. Saying more would spoil the true-life outcome for those unfamiliar with the case, but as always Geary provides a quaintly drawn time warp that is both entertaining and educational, including maps and diagrams that bring the case to life. Every bit as much fun as its predecessors, this volume is a welcome and intelligent change of pace from the usual comics fare. (July) " Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Popular novels, plays, and movies...have been based on the case, but it's hard to imagine any of them presenting it more amusingly, thoroughly, and succinctly than does Geary's trademark droll counterpointing of narration and image."
"Review" by , "The pen-and-ink images artfully convey this gripping story....This book maintains the level of excellence set by the other volumes in this series, and would be an asset to any collection."
"Review" by , "[W]ell-researched and extremely detailed....Geary's writing style is very informative, and his illustrations have a depth and resonance that contradict their cartoon look....Readers of all types will find this book fascinating."
"Review" by , "Continues to provide the fascination and attention to detail that made previous volumes compelling. There's no denying that [Geary] continues to mine history for incredible stories; he's done so again here."
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