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"Maza explains brilliantly how and why Violette's story--or a culturally acceptable version of her story--grew from being a mere fait divers, or miscellaneous news item, into a nationally staged drama that bound France in schadenfreude-laced fascination near the end of the turbulent and divisive Third Republic. Combining a neatly suspenseful account of Violette's crime and its consequences with a richly layered cultural history ... she skillfully analyzes Violette's transformation from wretched schoolgirl to cultural icon."--New York Times Book Review "Grittily cinematic."--Vogue "An academic history with a pulpy noir heart."--Publishers Weekly "The story itself is so fascinating that general readers interested in crime and mystery will be enthralled."--Library Journal "Excellent... Maza gorgeously weaves together social history, crime culture, gender theory, and thorough research."--New Books In Biography
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Sarah Maza is Jane Long Professor of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History at Northwestern University. She is the author of many books including award winners Private Lives and Public Affairs: The Causes Celebres of Prerevolutionary France (UC Press) and The Myth of the French Bourgeoisie: An Essay on the Social Imaginary, 1750-1850.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1. A Neighborhood in Paris 2. Interwar Girlhoods 3. Violette's Family Romance 4. A Crime in Late Summer 5. The Accusation 6. Letters to the Judge 7. A Culture of Crime 8. A Water Lily on a Heap of Coal 9. The Trial 10. Afterlives Conclusion Notes Index