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The Victorian underworld.
|LC Classifications||HV6944 .C53|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||398 p., 16 plates.|
|Number of Pages||398|
|LC Control Number||71508112|
The mid-century --The borders of the underworld --The wanderers --Citadels of the underworld --Gonophs, footpads and the swell mob --Cracksmen and fences --Beggars --Magsmen, macers and shofulmen --The sporting underworld --Prostitution --Epilogue. Series Title: Schocken paperbacks, SB Responsibility: Kellow Chesney. Kellow Chesney (3 March – July ) was a journalist, publisher's reader, editor and writer. His most notable book is The Victorian Underworld, first published in The writer William Gibson has stated that his depiction of the criminal society in Neuromancer () was strongly influenced by .
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First published in'The Victorian Underworld' by Kellow Chesney still remains informative in its own way, telling us about the criminal world hidden beneath the facede of Victorian prudishness, but to some readers, especially the readers who have already some knowledge about this nether world, the book is too general and looks even cursory/5(20).
The Victorian Underworld. Kellow Chesney. Rating details ratings 17 reviews. Beneath the respectable surface of Victorian society lay a criminal world as diverse, as turbulent, and at times as vicious as any that has existed. Policemen could only stand in awe of the occupations and illegal practices which grew up/5.
Victorian Underworld is an enjoyable read, gripping as all "true crime" stories can be, and educational, and it sheds light on important works of fiction as well, so there are many audiences for the book.
It weaknesses stem primarily from the fact that Cited by: The Victorian Underworld. Donald Serrell Thomas. Rating details ratings 23 reviews.
Donald Thomas shows us, through the eyes of its inhabitants, the teeming underbelly of a world more often associated with gentility and high culture. Defined by night houses and cigar divans, populated by street people like the running-patterer with his news of murder, and entertainers like the Fire King /5.
Beneath the respectable surface of Victorian England lay a criminal world as diverse, turbulent and vicious as any. This begins by looking at that age and its penal methods and it then recreates. The subtitle of Sara Stockbridge's novel, Grace Hammer, is "A novel of the Victorian underworld," and so it is; set, in fact, in Whitechapel during Jack the Ripper's reign of terror there/5.
Get this from a library. The Victorian underworld. [Donald Thomas; Henry Mayhew] -- The author exposes "the teeming underbelly of a world more often associated with gentility and high culture.
In its gin shops and taverns, hard by the fashionable West End, thrived thieves and. This begins by looking at that age and its. The Victorian underworld.
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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.
The Victorian Underworld's Most Unusual Crimes. The Baby Farmers, Barbers, and Skinners of Victorian England. As Judith Flanders describes in her book The Invention of Murder, Industries grew up to service the public’s appetite for the more gruesome murders of the day.
Balladeers sold songs about famous killings, pamphlets full of. One of the most informative books on Victorian London, written in a simple language even if sometimes it falls into Victorian terminology. Although Mayhew's accounts are more personal than scientific, there is much to discover by reading the lines, especially in the section on prostitution/5.
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Synopsis Beneath the respectable surface of Victorian England lay a criminal world. Kellow begins his survey by looking at the penal methods.
He then re-creates the showmen, religious fakes, garrotters, pick-pockets, prostitutes and magsmen who Reviews: Highlights of Victorian low-life, from costermongers' barrows, East End brothels, and "penny gaffs" to Scotland Yard, the court system, and the prison hulks.
Any reader looking for the real-life context for Bill Sikes, Prof. Moriarty, and Raffles the Gentleman Thief will find a vivid, occasionally lurid one in this true-crime history by novelist-biographer Donald Thomas (The Ripper's.
This book is a selection of essays from different social scientists, doctors, concerned parties of the time discussing social problems in London in the Victorian era. The language is a lot like Charles Dickens - flowery and sophisticated, using archaic terminology and metaphors.
It's a fun challenge to read that kind of thing/5(38). The Victorian underworld is hard to pin down. As the examples on page 24 prove, repeat offenders undoubtedly existed but they were far from the norm. The rich seam of literature and journalism that described the seedy, criminal underbelly of the city, lurking alongside respectable society, was just that – a literary construction.
The Victorian Underworld Donald Thomas’s book amounts to a detailed survey of Victorian underground culture; it begins, appropriately, with a full chapter devoted to the work of Thomas’s Victorian precursor in social exploration, Henry Mayhew.
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