Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton

By: King-Hall, Magdalen

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First edition. No jacket, a few light spots to boards, bookplate on front endpaper. 1946 Hard Cover. xiv, 269 pp. First published in 1944, Magdalen King-Hall's Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton is a historical novel set in late-seventeenth-century England. It tells the story of Barbara Skelton, a well-born young woman trapped in a loveless marriage, who finds escape from the tedium of her life by leading a double life as a highway robber. Rich in historical detail and high on melodrama, the novel follows Barbara's infamous career of robbery, adultery and murder, without painting her entirely as a monster. Indeed, the novel's status as a bestseller owes much to King-Hall's sympathetic depiction of the frustrations of domestic life for an ambitious, intelligent woman with no means of self-expression.

Title: Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton

Author: King-Hall, Magdalen

Categories: Historical,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Rinehart & Company, Inc.: 1946

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2277205

Keywords: HISTORICAL FICTION,