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The Resource A scandal in Bohemia : the life and death of Mollie Dean, Gideon Haigh

A scandal in Bohemia : the life and death of Mollie Dean, Gideon Haigh

Label
A scandal in Bohemia : the life and death of Mollie Dean
Title
A scandal in Bohemia
Title remainder
the life and death of Mollie Dean
Statement of responsibility
Gideon Haigh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As enigmatic in life as in death, Mollie Dean was a woman determined to transcend. Creatively ambitious and sexually precocious, at twenty-five she was a poet, aspiring novelist and muse on the peripheries of Melbourne's bohemian salons - until one night in 1930 she was brutally slain by an unknown killer in a laneway while walking home. Her family was implicated. Those in her circle, including her acclaimed artist lover Colin Colahan, were shamed. Her memory was anxiously suppressed. Yet the mystery of her death rendered more mysterious her life and Mollie's story lingered, incorporated into memoir, literature, television, theatre and song, most notably in George Johnston's classic My Brother Jack. In A Scandal in Bohemia, Gideon Haigh explodes the true crime genre with a murder story about life as well as death. Armed with only a single photograph and echoes of Mollie's voice, he has reassembled the precarious life of a talented woman without a room of her own - a true outsider, excluded by the very world that celebrated her in its art. In this work of restorative justice, Mollie Dean emerges as a tenacious, charismatic, independent woman for whom society had no place, and whom everybody tried to forget - but nobody could
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haigh, Gideon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dean, Mollie
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
A scandal in Bohemia : the life and death of Mollie Dean, Gideon Haigh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251094184
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780143789574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Label
A scandal in Bohemia : the life and death of Mollie Dean, Gideon Haigh
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251094184
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780143789574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)

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