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THE RED BARN A TALE FOUNDED ON FACT An authentic and faithful history of the mysterious murder of Maria Marten with a full development of all the extraordinary circumstances which led to the discovery of her body in the Red Barn to which is added, the trial of William Corder, with an account of his execution, dissection, &c. And many interesting particulars relative to the village of Polstead and its vicinity; the prison correspondence of Corder, and fifty-three letters, in answer to his advertisement for a wife. and embellished with many highly interesting engravings First Edition 1828 Bound in an old half leather binding, published in London in 1828 this is the First Edition of this account of the Famous Red Barn Murders The Red Barn Murder was a notorious murder committed in Polstead, Suffolk, England, in 1827. A young woman, Maria Marten, was shot dead by her lover, William Corder. The two had arranged to meet at the Red Barn, a local landmark, before eloping to Ipswich. Maria was never heard from again. Corder fled the scene and, although he sent Marten's family letters claiming she was in good health, her body was later discovered buried in the barn after her stepmother spoke of having dreamt about the murder. Corder was tracked down in London, where he had married and started a new life. He was brought back to Suffolk, and after a well-publicised trial, found guilty of murder. He was hanged in Bury St Edmunds in 1828; a huge crowd witnessed Corder's execution. The story provoked numerous articles in the newspapers, and songs and plays. The village where the crime had taken place became a tourist attraction and the barn was stripped by souvenir hunters. The plays and ballads remained popular throughout the next century and continue to be performed today THE BOOK book is illustrated with finely engraved plates, 8.25 inches tall approx., 716 pages CONDITION the binding is rubbed at edges, mild cracking to joints, though boards firmly attached, spine title label is chipped, internally small area of surface damage to frontispiece illustration where at some point it had become stuck to the title page, some noticeable browning and foxing, mainly to page edges, heavy to a few pages else in good acceptable condition A GENERALLY GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE FIRST EDITION RECOUNTING THIS FAMOUS MURDER CASE
Author Robert Huish
Date 1828
Binding leather
Publisher The Red Barn Murder was a notorious murder committed in Polstead, Suffolk, England, in 1827. where a young woman, Maria Marten, was shot dead by her lover, William Corder
Condition GOOD

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