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|Contents:||Volume 1 Criminal Street Literature: Last Dying Words; criminal trials; Tyburn gallows broadsheets; Romantic and Victorian chapbook versions of Jack Sheppard, Dick Turpin, Moll Flanders; selections from pioneering prison reform literature; pamphlets on the crime controversies from the 1810s and 1820s; accounts of prison life, organization, and culture by administrators, reformers, and social commentators Volume 2 Thomas Gaspey, Richmond (1827) Thomas Gaspey, now largely forgotten, was a pioneering and skilful crime writer. This detective novel about Tom Richmond, a Bow Street Runner, exploited a growing interest in police investigation. Volume 3 Thomas Gaspey, History of George Godfrey (1828) This novel develops the eighteenth-century picaresque tradition. The hero undergoes false arrest, imprisonment, and transportation to the penal colony of Australia Volume 4 Edward Bulwer Lytton, Paul Clifford (1830) This characteristic Newgate novel contains acute social observation as Edward Bulwer Lytton turned a satirical eye on the Establishment. Volume 5 Charles Whitehead, Autobiography of Jack Ketch (1835) Charles Whitehead was a collaborator and inspiration to a range of social commentators, including Charles Dickens.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Gary Kelly. Part 1.|
- Newgate (Prison : London, England) -- History -- Sources.
- Newgate (Prison : London, England) -- Fiction.
- Prisons -- England -- History -- Sources.
- Prisons -- England -- Fiction.
- Detective and mystery stories.
- English fiction -- 19th century.
- Newgate (Prison : London, England)
- English fiction.