Con Men and Cutpurses

Con Men and Cutpurses : Scenes from the Hogarthian Underworld

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This text is a collection of historical accounts of 18th-century roguery, criminality and skull-duggery. It features a diverse gallery of criminals, ranging from infamous thieves and murderers, whores and highway men, pirates and fraudsters. With extracts from popular journalism and biographical accounts, this volume presents the 18th-century criminal underworld in the idiomatic language of the time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 197.1 x 16.3mm | 213.19g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • illustrations, glossary
  • 0141003464
  • 9780141003467

Table of contents

The Hogarthian underworld; murderers; prostitutes; thieves; pirates; sex offenders; highwaymen; confidence tricksters; a miscellany. Appendix: the Black Act.
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About Mrs Lucy Moore

Lucy Moore is a freelance historian. She is the author of The Thieves' Opera and a biography of Lord Hervey, Amphibious Thing (Sept 2000). She is currently working on a biography of Richard II for Viking.
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