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Lives of the most remarkable criminals : who have been condemned and executed for murder, the highway, housebreaking, street robberies, coining and other offences /

edited by Arthur L. Hayward.

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Names: Hayward, Arthur L.
Published: London : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Key writings on subcultures, 1535-1727. Classics from the underworld ; volume 5.
Topics: Criminals - England - History - 16th century - Biography. | Criminals - England - History - 17th century - Biography. | Criminals - England - History - 18th century - Biography. | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - General. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Criminology.
Regions: England.
Genres: Electronic books. | Biography. | History.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 640 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits.
ISBN: 9781136484728 (electronic bk.)
1136484728 (electronic bk.)




Summary: Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals was originally published in three volumes and sold by John Osborn on Paternoster Row. The volumes recount the lives, crimes and executions of eighteenth century lawbreakers. By '[setting] forth the entertainments of vice in their proper colours', the volumes were intended to provide a moral banister and reminder that, far from treading a glamorous road of pleasure, the path taken by a criminal was in fact a highway to the gallows. The original prefaces to the books, and the tales themselves, also provide invaluable insights into the.
Notes: Facsim. of ed. published: London : G. Routledge & Sons, 1927.
Includes index.
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Other Names: Hayward, Arthur L. (Arthur Lawrence), 1885-1967.

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