Madeleine Smith

Standard Name: Smith, Madeleine


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Literary responses Emma Robinson
Its fascination with poisoning, topical criminality, and female villainy within the domestic sphere places this story squarely in the midst of the sensation novel phenomenon. The Athenæum review (this time written by Geraldine Jewsbury ...
Textual Features Norah Lofts
Marion Draper, NL 's middle-class heroine, is a fictionalized Madeleine Smith (who had already been the subject of a topical novel, by Emma Robinson in early 1864, and of a non-fictional study by F. Tennyson Jesse
Textual Features Emma Robinson
ER 's Madeleine Graham is in fact, with some alterations to her story, the real-life Scotswoman Madeleine Smith , who was tried for the murder of her lover Emile L'Angelier (in the novel called Camille...
Textual Production F. Tennyson Jesse
FTJ edited and wrote the introduction for a historical account in the Notable British Trials series about Madeleine Smith , whose trial for the murder of her lover had concluded on 9 July 1857 at Edinburgh.
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
Colenbrander, Joanna. A Portrait of Fryn. A. Deutsch.
Textual Production Norah Lofts
NL published Lovers All Untrue, a novel based loosely on the life of Madeleine Smith , a young Scotswoman whose trial at Edinburgh in summer 1857 for the murder of her suitor had created...


22 March 1857: The death by arsenic poisoning of her lover,...

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22 March 1857

The death by arsenic poisoning of her lover, shipping clerk Emile L'Angelier , led to the prominent trial for murder of Madeleine Smith , daughter of an affluent Glasgow architect.

4 April 1857: The Times declared Madeleine Smith to be...

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4 April 1857

The Times declared Madeleine Smith to be possibly guilty of the murder of Emile L'Angelier , her lover.


Smith, Madeleine. Trial of Madeleine Smith. Editor Jesse, F. Tennyson, W. Hodge, 1927.