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Author Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.

Title Catherine : a Story
Published Auckland : Floating Press, 1839
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Description 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents Title; Contents; Chapter I -- Introducing to the Reader the Chief Personages of this Narrative; Chapter II -- In Which Are Depicted the Pleasures of a Sentimental Attachment; Chapter III -- In Which a Narcotic is Administered, and a Great Deal of Genteel Society Depicted; Chapter IV -- In Which Mrs. Catherine Becomes an Honest Woman Again; Chapter V -- Contains Mr. Brock's Autobiography, and Other Matters; Chapter VI -- Adventures of the Ambassador, Mr. Macshane; Chapter VII -- Which Embraces a Period of Seven Years
Chapter VIII -- Enumerates the Accomplishments of Master Thomas Billings--Introduces Brock as Doctor Wood--And Announces the ExecutChapter IX -- Interview Between Count Galgenstein and Master Thomas Billings, When He Informs the Count of His Parentage; Chapter X -- Showing How Galgenstein and Mrs. Cat Recognise Each Other in Marylebone Gardens--And How the Count Drives Her Home in; Chapter XI -- Of Some Domestic Quarrels, and the Consequence Thereof; Chapter XII -- Treats of Love, and Prepares for Death; Chapter XIII -- Being a Preparation for the End; Chapter the Last; Another Last Chapter; Endnotes
Summary Though he originally set out to depict criminals in as harshly accurate a light as possible, without the sentimentalization that he saw and disdained in Dickens' work, Thackeray's fictionalized account of the life of Catherine Hayes, an eighteenth-century woman who was burned at the stake for the murder of her husband, depicts the titular character in a somewhat more appealing and charming manner than the author intended. A must-read for fans of rollicking picaresque tales such as .
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Subject Hayes, Catherine Hall, 1690-1726 -- Fiction.
Executions and executioners -- Fiction.
Women murderers -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Anne, 1702-1714 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1775419886