Book Description

Sixth Edition. Quarter leather with gilt titles and marble boards. Aram was the philologist and teacher who was convicted and hanged for murder, and whose life and trial later were popularized in a ballad by Thomas Hood, titled 'The Dream of Eugene Aram', (the Aram trial was also notorious in America) and in the best- selling novel by Bulwer-Lytton. Aram was convicted with the 1744 murder of Daniel Clark, a shoemaker who had been an intimate friend of Aram. Clark suddenly disappeared, and whilst Aram's garden and house were searched, there was no evidence to convict him of any crime. In 1758, a skeleton was dug up at St. Robert's cave in Knaresborough. Aram was soon after arrested and sent to York for trial. Aram conducted his own defence, and was found guilty, and condemned to be executed on the 6th August 1759. he confessed to his guilt, and unsuccessfully attempted to commit suicide the night before his execution. The genuine Account of the Trial of Eugene Aram, for the murder of Daniel Clark, late of Knaresborough , in the County of York. Who was convicted at York Assizes ,August 5, 1739 before the Hon. William Noel. Clean tight copy. Attractive binding . Scarce edition.
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