THE VICTORIAN UNDERWORLD

Author: Chesney (Kellow)
Year: 1970
Publisher: Purnell Book Services
Edition Details: Book Club Edn. (1st pub. Temple Smith)
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg+
Price: 6.00
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Hardback. Book Club Edn. One of the first full accounts of the Victorian Underworld. Thieves, cheats, beggars, whores and forgers preyed on rich and poor alike, and in the middle of the everyday world whole classes, such as the navvies and costers, lived half outlawed from ordinary society. The violence and energy of the underworld, its many different faces, its impact on society at large from fashionable St. James's to the squalid depths of a dockland slum, all strike home. Illus., Notes on the text illus., Glossary of colloquial and cant words, Bibliog. and Index. 398pp. lge 8vo. h/back. With pictorial eps. From the library of Paul Daniel, ex-editor of the 'Ripperologist' magazine (December 1996 No. 8 - February 2000 No. 27) with his name rubber stamp, and date in green felt-tip to bep. Lightly browned edges o/w Vg+ in Vg+ protected dw. A fairly heavy book which will require additional postage if shipped overseas.

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