Walker 2014 Murder

Title Information

Author: D(olores) J. Walker

Title: Crime at El Escorial

Subtitle: The 1892 Child Murder, the Press, and the Jury

Place: Lanham, MD

Publisher: University of Press of America

Year: 2014

Edition: Revised Edition

Pages: 245pp.

ISBN-13: 9780761863557 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780761863564 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 19th Century | Spanish History | Cases: Victims / Pedro Bravo; Types: Child Sexual Abuse; Victims: Boys

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  List of Illustrations (p. vii)
  Acknowledgments (p. ix)
  Introduction (p. 1)
  1 Mass Taste and Crime Reporting in the Spanish Press of the 1890s (p. 13)
  2 Fictionalizing the Escorial Crime (p. 59)
  3 The Escorial Case as Rural Gothic (p. 105)
  4 The Case of the "Ni&nitlde;o de El Escorial&quit; and the Attack on the Jury (p. 141)
  5 Missed Opportunities (p. 165)
  Epilogue (p. 171)
  Bibliography (p. 195)
  Index (p. 205)

Description: »Crime at El Escorial presents a comparative social and judicial analysis of an 1892 child murder, drawing from newspaper archives among other historical documents. D.J. Walker discusses the role of Spain’s intellectual elite in crystallizing dissatisfaction with the popular jury through its criticism of the “masses” and the impact of journalists’ fictionalized representations of the murder on public opinion.« (Source: University Press of America)

Editions: O’Connor, D.J. Crime at El Escorial: The 1892 Child Murder, the Press, and the Jury. San Francisco 1995.

Added: August 30, 2014 – Last updated: August 30, 2014