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The thieves' opera

Author: Lucy Moore
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Harvest edView all editions and formats
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Moore writes this dramatic biography of two notorious criminals in eighteenth-century London. Jonathan Wild is an underworld lord whose chief pursuit is selling goods back to their rightful owners when he himself just stole them, and Jack Sheppard is the petty thief who refuses to work for him. When Wild has Sheppard imprisoned and Sheppard uncannily escapes, the event sets up a folk-hero tale between two thieves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Jonathan Wild; Jack Sheppard; Jack Sheppard; Jonathan Wild
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Moore
ISBN: 0151003645 9780151003648
OCLC Number: 37518829
Notes: Originally published: London : Viking, 1997.
Cover has subtitle: The mesmerizing story of two notorious criminals in eighteenth-century London.
Description: xii, 304 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Lucy Moore.
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Moore writes this dramatic biography of two notorious criminals in eighteenth-century London. Jonathan Wild is an underworld lord whose chief pursuit is selling goods back to their rightful owners when he himself just stole them, and Jack Sheppard is the petty thief who refuses to work for him. When Wild has Sheppard imprisoned and Sheppard uncannily escapes, the event sets up a folk-hero tale between two thieves which captivates the poorer side of Georgian London.

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