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Underworld London

Author : Catharine Arnold
ISBN : 9780857201164
Genre : History
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A quirky, fascinating portrait of the English capital's dark and criminal underbelly throughout history Beginning with an atmospheric account of Tyburn, this grisly excursion through London as a city of ne'er do wells takes in beheadings and brutality at the Tower, Elizabethan street crime, cutpurses and con-men, 18th century highway robbery, and the rise of prisons, the police, and the Victorian era of incarceration. It also examines the influence of London's criminal classes on the literature of the 19th and 20th century, through to the Krays and Soho gangs of the 1950s and 1960s. London's crimes have changed over the centuries, both in method and execution. This lively popular history traces these developments, from the highway robberies of the 18th century, made possible by the constant traffic of wealthy merchants in and out of the city, to the beatings, slashings, and poisonings of the Victorian era.
Category: History

London S Underworld

Author : Fergus Linnane
ISBN : 9781911042037
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 52.67 MB
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London’s Underworld takes us on the nightmarish last journeys of condemned criminals to the gallows at Tyburn. We enter death-trap eighteenth century prisons, one of which the novelist Henry Fielding described as a ‘prototype of hell’. We walk the crowded streets of Victorian London with its swarms of prostitutes and follow the ingenious villains who carried out the first great train robbery in 1854. We see the rise and fall of the interwar racecourse gangs and the bloody battle for control of the Wes End. This fascinating book illustrates how crime in the capital has evolved from the extreme violence of the early eighteenth century to the vastly more complex and lucrative, but no less brutal, gangland of today.
Category: True Crime

London S Underworld

Author : Thomas Holmes
ISBN : 9781843312192
Genre : History
File Size : 50.34 MB
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Anthem’s Travel Classics presents Thomas Holmes’ masterpiece of early-twentieth-century social journalism: a quirky, engaging and witty look at London’s criminal and social underworld of 1912. Holmes investigates the seedy intentions of the pickpockets, prostitutes, prisoners, drunks and murderers that comprise the capital’s criminal element, all of whom he rather tends to admire! A more reflective and progressive theme also runs through this work, as the author considers the serious social problems faced by women, the disabled and the unemployed. Both a thrilling exposé and a considered anthropological review, London’s Underworld is driven by the author’s conflicting feelings of admiration for the rebellious spirit which frees these criminals from the laws of reserved Victorian Society and also pity for the restless, violent attitudes which leave them stranded there alone. Introduced by a modern luminary, London’s Underworld is a revealing look at the crooked past of the great city.
Category: History

London S Criminal Underworlds C 1720 C 1930

Author : Heather Shore
ISBN : 9781137313911
Genre : History
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This book offers an original and exciting analysis of the concept of the criminal underworld. Print culture, policing and law enforcement, criminal networks, space and territory are explored here through a series of case studies taken from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Category: History

The London Underworld In The Victorian Period Authentic First Person Accounts By Beggars Thieves And Prostitutes

Author : Henry Mayhew
ISBN : 9781473386617
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 89.75 MB
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A fascinating history of the underbelly of London at the end of the 19th century. A collection of articles written by intrepid journalists wishing to see how the rest of London lived, interviewing prostitutes, thieves, mud larks and every kind of character found among the gas lit slums. Statistics that are heartbreaking and a few stories that are humorous, this is a perfect book for anybody interested in hearing the voices of London that have been long forgotten.
Category: Social Science

G W M Reynolds

Author : Anne Humpherys
ISBN : 0754658546
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The influential journalist, editor, and prolific fiction writer G. W. M. Reynolds (1814-1879) finally receives the attention he is due in this collaborative volume. Essays address Reynolds's involvement with Chartism, serial publication, the mass market periodical, commodity culture, and Reynolds's long-running urban gothic work, The Mysteries of London. Comprehensive bibliographies of Reynolds's own writings and relevant secondary works make this volume an essential resource for scholars.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Culture Of Secrecy

Author : David Vincent
ISBN : 0198203071
Genre : History
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This is the first, comprehensive study of the culture of secrecy in modern British history. Accessibly written, it places current controversies over privacy and confidentiality, secrecy and openness, integrity and public trust, in the context of the development of the liberal state since 1832.
Category: History

The Road

Author : Jack London
ISBN : 1546624082
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This book is a literal record of the author's life among tramps, of his travel from end to end of the American country by the exercise of his wits, living the life and bearing the penalties of being a vagrant, its significance is great.

Radical Underworld

Author : Iain McCalman
ISBN : 0521307554
Genre : History
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This highly acclaimed study draws on information from spy reports and contemporary literature to look at English popular radicalism during the period between the anti-Jacobin government "Terror" of the 1790s and the beginnings of Chartism. The book traces for the first time the history of theunderground revolutionary-republican grouping founded by the agrarian reformer, Thomas Spence. Challenging conventional distinctions between "high" and "low" culture, McCalman illuminates the darker, more populist sides of Romanticism. Radical Underworld broadens the conventional boundaries ofpopular politics and culture by exploring a political underworld connected with poverty, crime, prophetic religion, and literary culture.
Category: History