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Mary Paterson, or, The fatal error / by David Pae ; edited by Caroline McCracken-Flesher.

by Pae, David,
Additional authors: McCracken-Flesher, Caroline, -- editor.
Series: The Association for Scottish Literary Studies ; . number forty-four Physical details: xxi, 480 pages ; 23 cm ISBN:9781906841201.
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"A high Victorian tale of the tragic life, and sorry end, of poor Mary Paterson: her fall from grace, her unhappy loves--and her final grisly demise at the hands of Burke and Hare, who kept Edinburgh's anatomists supplied with freshly manufactured corpses. ... David Pae's galloping novel, originally serialised in the Dundee People's journal in 1864 and 1865, hounds Burke and Hare to their capture and trial, leads Burke to the gallows, and thereafter follows Hare and his accomplices to their various just deserts."--Back cover.

Includes bibliographical references (page 480).

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