CON MEN AND CUTPURSES Scenes from the Hogarthian Underworld

Author: Moore (Lucy)
Year: 2000
Publisher: Allen Lane
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9780713993929
Price: 6.00
Hardback. A collection of historical writings about 18th-century roguery, criminality and skull-duggery. The author's selection features a diverse gallery of criminals ranging from infamous thieves and murderers, whores and highwaymen, pirates and fraudsters. With extracts from popular journalism, such as 'The Newgate Calender', and biographical accounts, this volume presents the 18th-century criminal underworld in the racy idiomatic language of the time. Chapter headings include : Murderers (Fabricius, Malcolm, Duell, Ferrers, Brownrigg, Webley); Prostitutes (Pridden, Corinna, Prisoners at Bridewell, Wilson, an anonymous male prostitute); Thieves (Sheppard, Diver/Young, Flynn, Cox, Harrington, Stanley; Pirates (Kidd, Blackbeard/Teach, Bonny, Read, Lancey, Trelawny); Sex Offenders (Hitchin, Robins, Duffus, Gray, Clap, Charteris, Deacon, Blair); Highwaymen (Hind, Du Vall, Child, Turpin, Macleane, Rann); Confidence Tricksters (Carleton, Toft, Dodd, Dyer, Hatfield); plus the Hawkins Gang, Jonathan Wild, John Holmes and Peter Williams, Renwick Williams. With A Note on the Texts, Further Reading and Appendix. 300pp. h/back. F. in F. dw.


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