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Author Maza, Sarah C., 1953-

Title Violette Nozière : a story of murder in 1930s Paris / Sarah Maza
Published Berkeley, Calif. ; London, England : University of California Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 336 pages) : illustrations
Contents 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 On an August evening in 1933, in a quiet, working-class neighborhood in Paris, eighteen-year-old Violette Nozière 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-321) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Nozière, Violette, 1915-1966.
Murder -- France -- Paris -- Case studies.
Women murderers -- France -- Paris -- Biography.
Women -- France -- Paris -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Paris (France) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010028603
ISBN 0520948734 (electronic bk.)
9780520948730 (electronic bk.)