A Book of Remarkable Criminals
|Rating||:||4.72 (730 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||200 Pages|
About the Author British author HENRY BRODRIBB IRVING (1870-1919) studied law at Oxford University, but turned to writing about legal matters only after a long, acclaimed career as an actor on the British stage. He also wrote Studies of French Criminals of the Nineteenth Century.
"The silent workings, and still more the explosions, of human passion which bring to the light the darker elements of amn's nature present to the philosophi al observer considerations of intrinsic interest; while to the jurist, the study of human nature and human character with its infinite varieties, esecially as affecting the connection between motive and action, between irregulqar desire or eveil disposition and crime itself, is equally indispensable and difficult." --Wills on Circumstantial Evidence
British author HENRY BRODRIBB IRVING (1870-1919) studied law at Oxford University, but turned to writing about legal matters only after a long, acclaimed career as an actor on the British stage. . He also wrote Studies of French Criminals of the Nineteenth Century
Bill B. said Two Stars. Could not get into it. It's probably just not my cup of tea.. Randall A Rhoads said Three Stars. Imformitive read with much information.. June Baima said Not so Remarkable. The life of the author, Englishman Harry Brodribb Irving, (1870-1919) is much more interesting than the one, and only, book he wrote. The first 8% of this book is devoted to superfluous verbiage about nothing as the Brits are want to do. Harry, the author, had gone to law school and then decided to be a stage actor, but was never able to come close to his father in that craft. Father remained the best known and loved English actor of the time. Eventually Harry put his law degree to work in researching and writing