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Con Men And Cutpurses : Scenes from the Hogarthian Underworld - Lucy Moore

Con Men And Cutpurses

Scenes from the Hogarthian Underworld

Paperback Published: 29th April 2004
ISBN: 9780140437607
Number Of Pages: 336
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Crime flourished in eighteenth-century England, thanks to the conspicuous wealth of the upper classes and the lack of any kind of police force. Many people, bound by a life of exhausting poverty, saw highwaymen, thieves, pirates and prostitutes as glamorous rebels. When Jack Sheppard, burglar, daring escapee and idol of the London mob, eventually met his end, weeping girls dressed in white lined the route to Tyburn. This enthralling collection of memoirs, newspaper reports, satires and ballads takes us deep into this murky world. From ingenious pickpocket Jenny Diver to Machiavellian thief-taker Jonathan Wild, we come face to face with the Hogarthian characters who believed a short life of 'plenty, satiety, pleasure and ease, liberty and power' was well worth the price of 'a sour look or two at choking'.

Introductionp. ix
A Note on the Textsp. xxv
Further Readingp. xxvii
The Hogarthian Underworldp. 1
Ned Wardp. 3
Bernard de Mandevillep. 5
Cesar de Saussurep. 12
Henry Fieldingp. 21
Prefaces to Malefactor's Register and Knapp and Baldwin's Newgate Calendarp. 30
Murderersp. 37
Dr Theodore Fabriciusp. 39
Sarah Malcolmp. 45
William Duellp. 49
Earl Ferrersp. 51
Elizabeth Brownriggp. 54
Hannah Webleyp. 56
Prostitutesp. 59
Sarah Priddenp. 61
Prisoners at Bridewellp. 67
Corinnap. 69
An anonymous male prostitutep. 72
Harriette Wilsonp. 73
Thievesp. 83
Jack Sheppardp. 85
Mary Young (Jenny Diver)p. 101
Ann Flynnp. 112
William Coxp. 113
George Barringtonp. 116
Sarah Stanleyp. 120
Piratesp. 123
William Kiddp. 125
Edward Teach (Blackbeard)p. 133
Anne Bonny and Mary Readp. 140
John Lanceyp. 148
Edward Trelawnyp. 152
Sex Offendersp. 159
Charles Hitchinp. 161
William Robinsp. 166
George Duffusp. 168
Arthur Grayp. 171
Margaret Clapp. 175
Francis Charterisp. 177
John Deacon and Thomas Blairp. 181
Highwaymenp. 185
James Hindp. 187
Claude Du Vallp. 193
Benjamin Childp. 200
Richard Turpinp. 204
James Macleanep. 208
John Rannp. 212
Confidence Trickstersp. 219
Mary Carletonp. 221
Mary Toftp. 229
Dr William Doddp. 232
John Dyerp. 238
John Hatfieldp. 239
A Miscellanyp. 249
The Hawkins Gangp. 251
Jonathan Wildp. 260
John Holmes and Peter Williamsp. 274
Renwick Williamsp. 277
Cant Glossaryp. 285
The Black Actp. 291
Acknowledgementsp. 301
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ISBN: 9780140437607
ISBN-10: 0140437606
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 29th April 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1