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The Victorian underworld

Author: Donald Serrell Thomas; Henry Mayhew
Publisher: London : Murray, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through the eyes of its inhabitants, this work portrays the 19th-century underworld, a place of "night houses" and cigar divans, of street people like the running-patterer with his news of murder,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Serrell Thomas; Henry Mayhew
ISBN: 0719553938 9780719553936 0719557291 9780719557293
OCLC Number: 38747928
Notes: Includes index.
Includes material from the life stories of criminals as recorded by Henry Mayhew.
Description: 346 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Crime: Victoria's other London; the Dodgers and the Swell Mob; modern babylon; the unknown Victoria; "More deadly than Prussic acid"; entertainments - town and turf; "Misapplied genius". Retribution: lagged for life; justice denied; the arrest of Scotland Yard; past and future.
Responsibility: Donald Thomas.

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