Violette Nozière: A Story of Murder in 1930s Paris by Sarah Maza

By Sarah Maza

On an August night in 1933, in a quiet, working-class local in Paris, eighteen-year-old Violette Nozière gave her dad and mom glasses of barbiturate-laced "medication," which she instructed them were prescribed by means of the relatives health care provider; one among her mom and dad died, the opposite slightly survived. presently Violette’s act of "double parricide" turned the main sensational inner most crime of the French interwar era—discussed and debated so passionately that it used to be in comparison to the Dreyfus Affair. Why could the liked simply baby of good mom and dad do any such factor? to appreciate the factors in the back of this crime and the explanations for its amazing effect, Sarah Maza delves into the considerable case files, re-creating the day-by-day life of Parisians whose lives have been touched by way of the affair. This compulsively readable publication brilliantly inspires the feel of lifestyles in Thirties Paris. It additionally makes a tremendous argument approximately French society and tradition whereas offering new understandings of crime and social category within the years ahead of international battle II.

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