Last Woman Hanged: The Terrible, True Story of Louisa Collins

3,52 durchschnittliche Bewertung
( 420 Bewertungen bei Goodreads )
 
9781460750933: Last Woman Hanged: The Terrible, True Story of Louisa Collins
Alle Exemplare der Ausgabe mit dieser ISBN anzeigen:
 
 
Reseña del editor:

Two husbands, four trials and one bloody execution: Winner of the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Crime Book (Non-fiction) - the terrible true story of Louisa Collins. In January 1889, Louisa Collins, a 41-year-old mother of ten children, became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last woman hanged in New South Wales. Both of Louisa's husbands had died suddenly and the Crown, convinced that Louisa poisoned them with arsenic, put her on trial an extraordinary four times in order to get a conviction, to the horror of many in the legal community. Louisa protested her innocence until the end. Much of the evidence against Louisa was circumstantial. Some of the most important testimony was given by her only daughter, May, who was just 10-years-old when asked to take the stand. Louisa Collins was hanged at a time when women were in no sense equal under the law - except when it came to the gallows. They could not vote or stand for parliament - or sit on juries. Against this background, a small group of women rose up to try to save Louisa's life, arguing that a legal system comprised only of men - male judges, all-male jury, male prosecutor, governor and Premier - could not with any integrity hang a woman. The tenacity of these women would not save Louisa but it would ultimately carry women from their homes all the way to Parliament House. Caroline Overington is the author of eleven books of fiction and non-fiction, including the top-selling THE ONE WHO GOT AWAY psychological crime novel. She has said: 'My hope is that LAST WOMAN HANGED will be read not only as a true crime story but as a letter of profound thanks to that generation of women who fought so hard for the rights we still enjoy today.' Praise for LAST WOMAN HANGED 'The story she tells ...is a useful challenge to any tendency to simple moral indignation' - Beverley Kingston, Sydney Morning Herald 'This is a fascinating book, a terrific read, and an excellent reminder of who tells the stories, and whose stories are forgotten' - Frances Rand, South Coast Register '...what's ...interesting is Caroline Overington's even-handed appraisal of Collins's alleged crime(s) that led her to become the last woman hanged in New South Wales in 1889' - Launceston Sunday Examiner

Biografía del autor:

Caroline Overington is a bestselling Australian author and an award-winning journalist. She has written eleven books, including the top ten bestseller The One Who Got Away, and Last Woman Hanged, which won the Davitt Award for True Crime Writing in 2015. She has profiled many of the world's most famous women, including Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton, and has twice won the Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism. She has also won the Sir Keith Murdoch Award for Journalistic Excellence and the Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature. Caroline is currently Associate Editor at The Australian and is based in Sydney. You can find her online at www.carolineoverington.com.

„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

Weitere beliebte Ausgaben desselben Titels

9780732299729: Last Woman Hanged: The Terrible, True Story of Louisa Collins

Vorgestellte Ausgabe

ISBN 10:  0732299721 ISBN 13:  9780732299729
Verlag: Harper Collins, 2014
Hardcover

Beste Suchergebnisse bei AbeBooks

1.

Caroline Overington
Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australia (2016)
ISBN 10: 1460750934 ISBN 13: 9781460750933
Neu Paperback Anzahl: 10
Anbieter
The Book Depository
(London, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australia, 2016. Paperback. Zustand: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Two husbands, four trials and one bloody execution: Winner of the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Crime Book (Non-fiction) - the terrible true story of Louisa Collins. In January 1889, Louisa Collins, a 41-year-old mother of ten children, became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last woman hanged in New South Wales. Both of Louisa s husbands had died suddenly and the Crown, convinced that Louisa poisoned them with arsenic, put her on trial an extraordinary four times in order to get a conviction, to the horror of many in the legal community. Louisa protested her innocence until the end. Much of the evidence against Louisa was circumstantial. Some of the most important testimony was given by her only daughter, May, who was just 10-years-old when asked to take the stand. Louisa Collins was hanged at a time when women were in no sense equal under the law - except when it came to the gallows. They could not vote or stand for parliament - or sit on juries. Against this background, a small group of women rose up to try to save Louisa s life, arguing that a legal system comprised only of men - male judges, all-male jury, male prosecutor, governor and Premier - could not with any integrity hang a woman. The tenacity of these women would not save Louisa but it would ultimately carry women from their homes all the way to Parliament House. Caroline Overington is the author of eleven books of fiction and non-fiction, including the top-selling THE ONE WHO GOT AWAY psychological crime novel. She has said: My hope is that LAST WOMAN HANGED will be read not only as a true crime story but as a letter of profound thanks to that generation of women who fought so hard for the rights we still enjoy today. Praise for LAST WOMAN HANGED The story she tells . is a useful challenge to any tendency to simple moral indignation - Beverley Kingston, Sydney Morning Herald This is a fascinating book, a terrific read, and an excellent reminder of who tells the stories, and whose stories are forgotten - Frances Rand, South Coast Register . what s . interesting is Caroline Overington s even-handed appraisal of Collins s alleged crime(s) that led her to become the last woman hanged in New South Wales in 1889 - Launceston Sunday Examiner. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers AA89781460750933

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 9,24
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

2.

Caroline Overington
Verlag: Harpercollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd (2015)
ISBN 10: 1460750934 ISBN 13: 9781460750933
Neu Softcover Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
European-Media-Service Mannheim
(Mannheim, Deutschland)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, 2015. Zustand: New. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers EH9781460750933

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 9,77
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 2,99
Von Deutschland nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

3.

Caroline Overington
Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australia (2016)
ISBN 10: 1460750934 ISBN 13: 9781460750933
Neu Paperback Anzahl: 10
Anbieter
Book Depository International
(London, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australia, 2016. Paperback. Zustand: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Two husbands, four trials and one bloody execution: Winner of the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Crime Book (Non-fiction) - the terrible true story of Louisa Collins. In January 1889, Louisa Collins, a 41-year-old mother of ten children, became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last woman hanged in New South Wales. Both of Louisa s husbands had died suddenly and the Crown, convinced that Louisa poisoned them with arsenic, put her on trial an extraordinary four times in order to get a conviction, to the horror of many in the legal community. Louisa protested her innocence until the end. Much of the evidence against Louisa was circumstantial. Some of the most important testimony was given by her only daughter, May, who was just 10-years-old when asked to take the stand. Louisa Collins was hanged at a time when women were in no sense equal under the law - except when it came to the gallows. They could not vote or stand for parliament - or sit on juries. Against this background, a small group of women rose up to try to save Louisa s life, arguing that a legal system comprised only of men - male judges, all-male jury, male prosecutor, governor and Premier - could not with any integrity hang a woman. The tenacity of these women would not save Louisa but it would ultimately carry women from their homes all the way to Parliament House. Caroline Overington is the author of eleven books of fiction and non-fiction, including the top-selling THE ONE WHO GOT AWAY psychological crime novel. She has said: My hope is that LAST WOMAN HANGED will be read not only as a true crime story but as a letter of profound thanks to that generation of women who fought so hard for the rights we still enjoy today. Praise for LAST WOMAN HANGED The story she tells . is a useful challenge to any tendency to simple moral indignation - Beverley Kingston, Sydney Morning Herald This is a fascinating book, a terrific read, and an excellent reminder of who tells the stories, and whose stories are forgotten - Frances Rand, South Coast Register . what s . interesting is Caroline Overington s even-handed appraisal of Collins s alleged crime(s) that led her to become the last woman hanged in New South Wales in 1889 - Launceston Sunday Examiner. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers AA89781460750933

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 13,49
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

4.

Caroline Overington
Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
ISBN 10: 1460750934 ISBN 13: 9781460750933
Neu Paperback Anzahl: 5
Anbieter
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd. Paperback. Zustand: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers B9781460750933

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 6,02
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 7,89
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

5.

Overington, Caroline
ISBN 10: 1460750934 ISBN 13: 9781460750933
Neu Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung 2016. PAP. Zustand: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers KB-9781460750933

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 11,30
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,44
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

6.

Caroline Overington
ISBN 10: 1460750934 ISBN 13: 9781460750933
Neu Paperback Anzahl: 5
Anbieter
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Zustand: New. Not Signed; Two husbands, four trials and one bloody execution: Winner of the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Crime Book (Non-fiction) - the terrible true story of Louisa Collins. In January 1889, Louisa Collins, a 41-year-old mother of ten children, became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last w. book. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers ria9781460750933_rkm

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 10,86
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 4,40
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

7.

Overington, Caroline
ISBN 10: 1460750934 ISBN 13: 9781460750933
Neu Anzahl: 8
Anbieter
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung 2016. PAP. Zustand: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers IB-9781460750933

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 12,35
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,44
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

8.

Overington, Caroline
Verlag: HarperCollins
ISBN 10: 1460750934 ISBN 13: 9781460750933
Neu PAPERBACK Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. Zustand: New. 1460750934. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers Z1460750934ZN

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 15,82
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

9.

Overington, Caroline
Verlag: HarperCollins
ISBN 10: 1460750934 ISBN 13: 9781460750933
Neu PAPERBACK Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. Zustand: New. 1460750934. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers Z1460750934ZN

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 15,82
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

10.

Overington, Caroline
Verlag: HarperCollins
ISBN 10: 1460750934 ISBN 13: 9781460750933
Neu PAPERBACK Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. Zustand: New. 1460750934. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers Z1460750934ZN

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 15,82
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

Es gibt weitere Exemplare dieses Buches

Alle Suchergebnisse ansehen