Edith Thompson

Standard Name: Thompson, Edith


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Reception F. Tennyson Jesse
The novel's conclusion was immediately associated with the sensational Thompson -Bywaters murder case of 1922 (about which René Weis published a study in 1988).
Morgan, Elaine, and F. Tennyson Jesse. “Introduction”. A Pin to See the Peep Show, Virago.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Critics likened FTJ 's Julia Almond to Flaubert 's...
Textual Features Lucas Malet
This novel takes up the story abruptly ended in The Dogs of Want. Sir Robert Syme, recently appointed a judge, has also not long ago become the husband of that novel's protagonist Barbara Heritage...
Textual Production E. M. Delafield
EMD published a crime novel, Messalina of the Suburbs, based on the much publicized Thompson -Bywaters murder case.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
Delafield, E. M. Messalina of the Suburbs. Hutchinson.
OCLC WorldCat. http://www.oclc.org/firstsearch/content/worldcat/. Accessed 1999.
Textual Production E. M. Delafield
Contemporary newspapers were filled with sensationalized stories of the trial and execution of Edith Thompson and her lover Frederick Bywaters for the murder of Thompson's husband.
McCullen, Maurice. E. M. Delafield. Twayne.
This case inspired several novels other than Messalina...


12 October 1897: Nearly four years after the appearance of...

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12 October 1897

Nearly four years after the appearance of the first fascicle (A-ant) of the Oxford English Dictionary, a great dinner was held at Queen's College, Oxford , for its volunteer readers, including women.

6-11 December 1922: Edith Thompson and her younger lover Frederick...

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6-11 December 1922

Edith Thompson and her younger lover Frederick Bywaters were tried for the murder of her husband, Percy Thompson .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.


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