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The Resource The lady of Sing Sing : an American countess, an Italian immigrant, and their epic battle for justice in New York's Gilded Age, Idanna Pucci

The lady of Sing Sing : an American countess, an Italian immigrant, and their epic battle for justice in New York's Gilded Age, Idanna Pucci

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The lady of Sing Sing : an American countess, an Italian immigrant, and their epic battle for justice in New York's Gilded Age
Title
The lady of Sing Sing
Title remainder
an American countess, an Italian immigrant, and their epic battle for justice in New York's Gilded Age
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Idanna Pucci
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"In 1895, an Italian seamstress in New York was accused of killing the man who had raped her, promised to marry her, and was about to abandon her. Following a sensational trial conducted in a language she could not understand, Maria Barbella, at the age of twenty-two, became the first woman sentenced to die in the newly invented electric chair. Idanna Pucci tells this story with immediacy, passion and authority that no other author could have mustered, since Pucci is the great-granddaughter of Cora Slocomb, the American-born Italian aristocrat whose ingenious advocacy saved Maria's life. The result is not only a crime story with all the fury and pathos of classic opera, but a perceptive study of an earlier generation's attitudes toward immigrants, capital punishment, and a woman's right to reject the role of victim"--
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1945-
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Pucci, Idanna
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6053
LC item number
.P8313 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crimes of passion
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Capital punishment
  • Barbella, Maria
  • Brazzà
Label
The lady of Sing Sing : an American countess, an Italian immigrant, and their epic battle for justice in New York's Gilded Age, Idanna Pucci
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Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in Italy in 1993 by Longanesi & Co. as Il Fuoco dell'Anima"--Verso
  • Also published in English in 1996 by Four Walls Eight Windows as: The trials of Maria Barbella : the true story of a 19th century crime of passion
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1114532481
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Tiller Press hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 282 pages
Isbn
9781982139315
Lccn
2019046349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1114532481
Label
The lady of Sing Sing : an American countess, an Italian immigrant, and their epic battle for justice in New York's Gilded Age, Idanna Pucci
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in Italy in 1993 by Longanesi & Co. as Il Fuoco dell'Anima"--Verso
  • Also published in English in 1996 by Four Walls Eight Windows as: The trials of Maria Barbella : the true story of a 19th century crime of passion
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1114532481
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Tiller Press hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 282 pages
Isbn
9781982139315
Lccn
2019046349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1114532481

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