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The Victorian underworld

Author: Donald Thomas; Henry Mayhew
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author exposes "the teeming underbelly of a world more often associated with gentility and high culture. ... In its gin shops and taverns, hard by the fashionable West End, thrived thieves and beggars, cheats, forgers, and pickpockets, preying on rich and poor alike."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Thomas; Henry Mayhew
ISBN: 0814782388 9780814782385
OCLC Number: 38732162
Notes: Includes material from the life stories of criminals as recorded by Henry Mayhew.
Description: 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Darkest England --
Crime. 1. Victoria's Other London. 2. The Dodgers and the Swell Mob. 3. Modern Babylon. 4. The Unknown Victorian. 5. 'More deadly than prussic acid'. 6. Entertainments: Town and Turf. 7. 'Misapplied genius' --
Retribution. 8. Lagged for Life. 9. Justice Denied. 10. The Arrest of Scotland Yard. 11. Past and Future.
Responsibility: Donald Thomas.
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The author exposes "the teeming underbelly of a world more often associated with gentility and high culture. ... In its gin shops and taverns, hard by the fashionable West End, thrived thieves and beggars, cheats, forgers, and pickpockets, preying on rich and poor alike."--Jacket.

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