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Witnesses to the scaffold : English literary figures as observers of public executions : Pierce Egan, Thackeray, Dickens, Alexander Smith, G.A. Sala, Orwell

Author: Antony E Simpson
Publisher: Lambertville, NJ : The True Bill Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Pierce Egan; William Makepeace Thackeray; Charles Dickens; Alexander Smith; George Augustus Sala; George Orwell; Charles Dickens; Pierce Egan; George Orwell; George Augustus Sala; Alexander Smith; William Makepeace Thackeray
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antony E Simpson
ISBN: 9780979111617 0979111617
OCLC Number: 294884891
Description: 230 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Public executions, the "bloody code, " and English society / by Antony E. Simpson --
Pierce Egan and the execution of John Thurtell (1824) --
Recollections of John Thurtell / by Pierce Egan --
Thackaray and the execution of Courvoisier (1840) --
Going to see a man hanged / by William Makepeace Thackaray --
Dickens and the executions of Courvoisier (1840) and the Mannings (1849). Letter to the editor (1-3), 24 November 1846, 14 November 1849, 19 November 1849 --
Alexander Smith and an execution in Glasgow (1841) --
A lark's flight / by Alexander Smith --
George Augustus Sala and a rural execution in 1852 --
Open-air entertainments / by George Augustus Sala --
George Orwell and an execution in Burma in the 1920s --
A hanging / by George Orwell (writing as Eric A. Blair).
Responsibility: edited, with annotations and interpretive essays by Antony E. Simpson.
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