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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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An enthralling anthology of 18th-century writings that gives a fascinating insight into the dreadful misdeeds of - and the horrible 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 transcripts are some of the most colourful villains ever to take their last gasp at the hangman's noose, including daring thief Jack Sheppherd, highwayman Dick Turpin and ingenious pickpocket Jenny Diver. Taking us from the backstreets and brothels to Newgate prison and the gallows at Tyburn, this anthology reveals London's murky underworld in all its squalor and exuberance.

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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