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The 19th century underworld : crime, controversy and corruption

Author: Stephen James Carver
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword History, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Take a walk on the dark side of the street in this unique exploration of the fears and desires at the heart of the British Empire, from the Regency dandy's playground to the grim and gothic labyrinths of the Victorian city. Enter a world of gin spinners, sneaksmen and Covent Garden nuns, where bare-knuckled boxers slog it out for dozens of rounds, children are worth more dead than alive, and the Thames holds more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen James Carver
ISBN: 1526707543 9781526707543 9781526751676 1526751674
OCLC Number: 1082586587
Description: xi, 209 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Various crimes and misdemeanours --
A Corinthian's guide to the metropolis --
Bad books for bad people --
Invasion of the bodysnatchers --
The real Oliver Twist --
Fallen women --
The Greeks had a word for it --
The death hunters --
A highly popular murder.
Responsibility: Stephen Carver.

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