Passion and Criminality in France: A Legal and Literary Study

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C. Carrington, 1901 - Crime - 679 pages
 

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This book has been a validating God send for me. The author of “Passion and Criminality: A Legal and Literary Study” took H.G. Wells’ time machine and traveled 100 years into the future to observe my now ex-wife than traveled back to the turn of the last century and wrote the section “Adultery On The Part Of The Wife.” Yep. That’s what he did. EVERYTHING in that section applies to my ex-wife. I kid you not. Beyond scary. This book is a must read for men who have been utterly destroyed by a serially unfaithful (in my case turned prostitute and turned dangerous criminal) extreme narcissistic sociopath (Narcissistic Personality Disorder comorbid with Antisocial Personality Disorder) woman which is what the author describes and is unfortunately what I married and had my children with ... “a consummate actress she can assume every mask at will” (page 212 of the English edition). My jaw dropped again and again when I read the adulteress chapter underlining and making notations on almost every page.  

Contents

Suicides from Love in the Country and in Paris
47
Craving for reunion in the tomb
55
Double suicide of soldiers and their intended brides
62
Suicide and suggestions leading to it
71
Instances of suicide suggested by the lover
77
Execution of a double suicide part played by each of the lovers
83
The Homicidal Venus
90
Heroes and Heroines of Racine and Corneille
96
Love and Hate as exemplified by Hermione Oreste Othello Roxane
102
CHAPTER IV
108
Desertion after promise of marriage
115
Refinements of revenge
125
Premeditation in revenge
131
and afterwards
137
Suicide of women to escape the violence of a jealous husband
144
Jealousy in its paroxysm
150
Physiological condition of the criminal from jealousy at the moment
152
Feminine jealousy
160
Jealousy of fathers having criminal relations with their daughters
166
Character modified by jealousy
176
Causes of adultery on the part of the wife
186
their mothers Fortunetellers Adultery and piety
204
Hypocrisy of unfaithful wives
212
Hatred of unfaithful wives towards the husband
222
Poisoning resorted to against the husband
230
poisoning A crime at Les Baix suicide of the husband Jacques in George
239
Expiation
249
Conjugal honour examples from History of Marital vengeance
260
CHAPTER VIII
270
Adultery of the husband with a servant a governess 275
275
Feminine rivalry
281
CHAPTER IX
288
Precocity of the young for suicide and crimes arising out
301
persons towards suicide and crime arising out of amorous
312
Sensuality and cruelty 274
321
Suicides of profligates in Antiquity
368
Theatrical side of Suicide from passion
374
Romeo and Juliet and SaintMarc Girardin
381
LITERATURE AS AFFECTING
383
Théophile Gautiers pessimism
388
The Right of Love in Literature and the Criminal Courts Literary
437
Influence of sophistries of passion
443
Physiological heredity in Zolas novels
449
Glorification of crimes of passion in Novels
463
Stendhals admiration for crimes of passion
467
Criminal Sadism
473
Love of animals among Criminals
481
Psychological novels of the Eighteenth and of the Nineteenth Centuries
488
Crime of Mme Weiss and the mischievous effect of sophistries
494
Responsibilities of schoolmasters
500
Good and bad of the Stage
507
The Stage as acting on the passions
514
Crime on the Stage among the Ancients in Shakespeare Corneille
520
of the Stage 580
521
Theatrical heroines and their vengeance
523
Effects of the representation of a love drama on the audience
529
Effects produced by the representation of crimes of passion on the Stage
537
Melodramas amiable and accomplished murderers
543
Laughter according to Bossuet Plato Rousseau
549
Witticisms aimed at husbands and guardians
555
Love exalted into a virtue on the Stage
562
Effect of sophistries of this kind on the verdict of jurics
571
Prisoners accused of crimes of passion copying their defence from
577
Differences between Ancient Fatalism and the physiological Fatalism
581
Danger of sophistical catchwords in connection with political crimes
587
Revenge in Émile Augiers plays
593
The Stage and Morality
599
Danger of paradoxes on the Stage
605
Is Love a pathological condition ? Is it an irresistible impulse ?
618
Marks of pathological love
624
Jealousy complicated with hallucinations and the mania of persecution
631
Crimes of profligacy
637
Adultery and theft
644
CONCLUSION
650
The ménage à trois
656
Marriage without love
659
Comparison of the motives leading to suicide in Antiquity and
661
Duties of Authors
668
Duties of governing powers
674

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Page 606 - Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness ; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Page 198 - Tu saches ma faiblesse et mes autres amours. Une femme d'honneur peut avouer sans honte Ces surprises des sens que la raison surmonte ; Ce n'est qu'en ces assauts qu'éclate la vertu, Et l'on doute d'un cœur qui n'a point combattu.
Page 582 - tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our bodies are gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners ; so that if we will plant nettles or sow lettuce, set hyssop and weed up thyme, supply it with one gender of herbs or distract it with many, either to have it sterile with idleness or manured with industry ; why, the power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills.
Page 194 - To the very moment that he bade me tell it; Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances, Of moving accidents by flood and field, Of hair-breadth 'scapes i...
Page 194 - twas wondrous pitiful : She wish'd she had not heard it ; yet she wish'd That Heaven had made her such a man : she thank'd me ; And bade me, if I had a friend that loved her, I should but teach him how to tell my story, And that would woo her. Upon this hint I spake : She loved me for the dangers I had pass'd ; And I loved her that she did pity them.
Page 89 - Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her.
Page 194 - Took once a pliant hour, and found good means To draw from her a prayer of earnest heart That I would all my pilgrimage dilate, Whereof by parcels...
Page 219 - Je n'ai plus qu'une grâce à demander ensuite : Souffre que mes enfants accompagnent ma fuite; Que je t'admire encore en chacun de leurs traits. Que je t'aime et te baise en ces petits portraits; Et que leur cher objet, entretenant ma flamme, Te présente à mes yeux aussi bien qu'à mon âme.
Page 215 - Une lutte éternelle en tout temps, en tout lieu, Se livre sur la terre, en présence de Dieu, Entre la bonté d'Homme et la ruse de Femme, Car la femme est un être impur de corps et d'âme.
Page 636 - ... state drifted on. Then Pallant— and the raw House winced at the torture of his voice —rose. It was a twenty-line question, studded with legal technicalities. The gist of it was that he wished to know whether the appropriate Minister was aware that there had been a grave miscarriage of justice on such and such a date, at such and such a place, before such and such justices of the peace, in regard to a case which arose I heard one desperate, weary 'damn!' float up from the pit of that torment....

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