"Narratives of Remarkable Criminal Trials" is a 1846 work by Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach that looks at a variety of interesting German criminal cases from the early nineteenth century. It provides details concerning each crime, its evidence, as well as descriptions of the arrest and following legal proceedings. Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach (1775-1833) was a German legal scholar famous for reforming the Bavarian penal code. His great achievement resulted in the abolition of the use of torture and would have an influence on the prison systems of numerous other countries. Contents include: "John Paul Forster; Or, The Two Fold Murder", "The Antonini Family; Or, The Murder on a Journey", "Francis Riembauer; The Tartuffe of Real Life", "The Unknown Murderer; Or, The Police at Fault", "Anna Maria Zwanziger; The German Brinvilliers", "James Thalreuter; Or, The False Prince", etc. Read & Co. History is proudly republishing this classic work now in a brand new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.