The Thieves' Opera

By: Moore, Lucy

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Subtitle: The Riveting True Story of 18th-Century London's Most Notorious and Active Criminals. Georgian London, bulging with riches from its overseas colonies, was the epitome of elegance and refinement - and a city of appalling depravity, decadence, and filth. Crime thrived everywhere, from pickpockets and prostitutes to murderous highwaymen. This book is the story of a city on the verge of greatness, and of its two greatest criminals: Jonathan Wild, thief extraordinaire, and Jack Sheppard, gambler and whoremonger. Lucy Moore's riveting account of crime and punishment in eighteenth-century London paints a vivid portrait of an era, a place, and characters confounding the modern imagination. 304 pages including bibliography, notes, and index. Illustrated. Inside front flap is a book plate with the prior owners name in ink. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: The Thieves' Opera

Author: Moore, Lucy

Categories: Europe,

Edition: First Harvest Edition

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & Company: 2000

ISBN: 0156006405

ISBN 13: 9780156006408

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Fine with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 001262

Keywords: True Story Eighteenth Century Notorious Active Crime History,