The Intimates of Irene Adler by Rick Russell
Approx. 74,380 words.
Published on November 20, 2010 by
An anthology of the femme fatale motif through the nineteenth into the early twentieth century. The dangerous woman as viewed through the lens of the Victorian age. The motif wanders through several genres, sensation, mystery, horror ans ghost stories, with the essential quality that they hinge on a femme fatale, the fatal woman. From Wilkie Collins' cook to Arthur Machen's Goddess, deadly ladies