The anatomy murders : being the true and spectacular history of Edinburgh's notorious Burke and Hare, and of the man of science who abetted them in the commission of their most heinous crimes /
The text situates the story of Burke and Hare against the social and cultural forces that were bringing early 19th-century Britain into modernity. The account of each of the murder victims provides a window on a different aspect of this world in transition.
University of Pennsylvania Press,
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