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Violette Noziere : a story of murder in 1930s Paris / Sarah Maza.

Violette Noziere : a story of murder in 1930s Paris

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  • ISBN: 9780520260702
  • ISBN: 0520260708
  • Physical Description: xiii, 336 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-321) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A neighborhood in Paris -- Interwar girlhoods -- Violette's family romance -- A crime in late summer -- The accusation -- Letters to the judge -- A culture of crime -- A water lily on a heap of coal -- The trial -- Afterlives.
Summary, etc.:
On an August evening in 1933, in a quiet, working-class neighborhood in Paris, eighteen-year-old Violette Noziere gave her mother and father glasses of barbiturate-laced "medication," which she told them had been prescribed by the family doctor; one of her parents died, the other barely survived. Almost immediately Violette's act of "double parricide" became the most sensational private crime of the French interwar era, discussed and debated so passionately that it was compared to the Dreyfus Affair.
Subject: Nozir̈e, Violette, 1915-1966.
Women murderers > France > Paris > Biography.
Murder > France > Paris > Case studies.
Women > France > Paris > Social conditions > 20th century.
Parricide > France > Paris > Case studies.
Paris (France) > Social conditions > 20th century.
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