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The Body Snatcher (short story)

  • Type: Short Story

The Body Snatcher is a 1884 short story by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. The characters in the tale were based on criminals in who worked real-life surgeon Robert Knox about the time of the notorious 1828 Burke and Hare murders. - AsNotedIn




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  • Edinburgh, Scotland The Burke and Hare murders were a series of 16 killings committed over a ten month period in 1828 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1884/12/00 Robert Louis Stevenson Author R L Stevenson's "The Body Snatcher" is caught in the Pall Mall Gazette's Christmas Extra.
1884/12/00 The Pall Mall Gazette Publisher R L Stevenson's "The Body Snatcher" is caught in the Pall Mall Gazette's Christmas Extra.

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Particulars for The Body Snatcher (short story):
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Supernatural Ghost an apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction
Paranormal Supernatural manifestation or event attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature
Literary Attribute Victorian Ghost Story supernatural stories of mystery, atmospheric settings, but typically not horror or violent

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Original Language: English



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