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Jack Sheppard

Author: William Harrison Ainsworth; Manuela Mourão; Edward Jacobs
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. ; Orchard Park, NY : Broadview Press, ©2007.
Series: Broadview editions.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In London Labour and the London Poor (1861) Henry Mayhew wrote, "Of all books, perhaps none has ever had so baneful effect upon the young mind, taste, and principles" as Jack Sheppard. An historical novel based on the exploits of John Sheppard, a thief who was executed in 1724, Jack Sheppard was blamed for inciting working-class crime and vagrancy for decades after its 1839 publication. The fast-paced narrative of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882.
Jack Sheppard.
Peterborough, Ont. ; Orchard Park, NY : Broadview Press, c2007
(OCoLC)607352572
Named Person: Jack Sheppard; William Harrison Ainsworth; William Harrison Ainsworth; John Sheppard
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Harrison Ainsworth; Manuela Mourão; Edward Jacobs
ISBN: 9781551115917 1551115913
OCLC Number: 76870738
Description: 577 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Broadview editions.
Responsibility: William Harrison Ainsworth ; edited by Edward Jacobs and Manuela Mourão.

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"In London Labour and the London Poor (1861) Henry Mayhew wrote, "Of all books, perhaps none has ever had so baneful effect upon the young mind, taste, and principles" as Jack Sheppard. An historical novel based on the exploits of John Sheppard, a thief who was executed in 1724, Jack Sheppard was blamed for inciting working-class crime and vagrancy for decades after its 1839 publication. The fast-paced narrative of Sheppard's repeated prison escapes and his struggles against the evil thief-catcher Jonathan Wild was immensely popular, as well as controversial, in its own time, and is now available for the first time in a fully annotated edition." "This Broadview edition includes the original George Cruikshank illustrations, as well as a rich selection of contemporary reviews of the novel and material on the historical Jack Sheppard, Victorian urban street culture, and the novel's popular theatrical adaptations."--BOOK JACKET.

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