New PDF release: Con Men and Cutpurses: Scenes from the Hogarthian Underworld

By Lucy Moore

ISBN-10: 0141906030

ISBN-13: 9780141906034

A charming anthology of 18th-century writings that provides a desirable perception into the dreadful misdeeds of - and the terrible punishments meeted out to - an array of rogues and criminals, from murderers and swindlers to prostitutes and pirates. Captured in memoirs, letters, ballads and court docket transcripts are the most vibrant villains ever to take their final gasp on the hangman's noose, together with bold thief Jack Sheppherd, highwayman Dick Turpin and inventive pickpocket Jenny Diver. Taking us from the backstreets and brothels to Newgate legal and the gallows at Tyburn, this anthology finds London's murky underworld in all its squalor and enthusiasm.

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