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CLIFFORD, Lucy, Mrs. William Kingdom)
Mrs Keith's Crime. A record.
Richard Bentley and Son. 1885. FIRST EDITION. 2 vols. Blue diaper cloth, bevelled boards. Near fine. Sadleir 564; Wolff 1259 is second edition. Lucy Clifford began writing novels after the death of her mathematician husband in 1879. She was a close friend of Henry James & Elizabeth Braddon. Mrs Keith's Crime was a popular novel, its central theme euthanasia. An artist-widow murders her daughter, suffering from consumption, before dying herself of heart disease. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers [London, United Kingdom]
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