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Author:
Lucy Moore
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978-0140261646
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0140261648
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PENGUIN BOOKS LTD; New Ed edition (November 26, 1998)
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I see Jonathan Wild and Jack Sheppard on several levels. In the first place, and perhaps most importantly for the purposes of this book, their lives were full of excitement and adventure - a great story to tell

I see Jonathan Wild and Jack Sheppard on several levels. In the first place, and perhaps most importantly for the purposes of this book, their lives were full of excitement and adventure - a great story to tell. As much as possible, I have quoted from original sources to allow the story, and the characters, to speak for themselves. Secondly, they were a means through which I could explore and discuss aspects of the society in which they lived - its rituals and mores as well as the day-to-day details of living and surviving.

The Thieves' Opera book. Jonathan Wild and Jack Sheppard were criminals as famous in their time as Dick Turpin. They thrived in the criminal underworld of the eighteenth century

The Thieves' Opera book. They thrived in the criminal underworld of the eighteenth century. From Gay’s ‘Beggars’ Opera’ and Hogarth’s ‘Industry and Idleness’ to the 1969 film ‘Where’s Jack’ the exploits of Jack Sheppard, burglar and escapologist extraordinaire, and Jonathan Wild, a gang boss who for twelve yea Jonathan Wild and Jack Sheppard were criminals as famous in their time as Dick Turpin.

This is not a totally bad book but nor is it a good one, and it is unnecessary. So much has been written on this topic. If you want to know about Sheppard and Wild go back to Defoe for a start. It is also more than a little annoying as it is full of errors. The most wonderful aspect of this book on 'criminal' subjects of the 18th century, is that Lucy Moore (the author, of course!) weaves history through the means of beautiful, but simple story telling. And what this means for anyone picking up this book is that history not only can be finally understood, but also re-lived. 3 people found this helpful.

Item Condition: Used; Acceptable. Tells the story of Jonathan Wild and Jack Sheppard who were as famous in their time as Dick Turpin, and of the criminal underworld of early 18th century London which they inhabited. Originally published in 1997 by Viking. This date is supplied from the publishers data and can be inaccurate. Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 10 pre-owned listings.

Jonathan Wild and Jack Sheppard were criminals as famous in their time as Dick Turpin. Lucy Moore was born in 1970. She was brought up and educated in Britain and the United States before reading history at Edinburgh University. From Gay’s ‘Beggars’ Opera’ and Hogarth’s ‘Industry and Idleness’ to the 1969 film ‘Where’s Jack’ the exploits of Jack Sheppard, burglar and escapologist extraordinaire, and Jonathan Wild, a gang boss who for twelve years convinced the Establishment of his probity, have lived in song, drama and story for almost three centuries.

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The story of two men - Jonathan Wild and Jack Sheppard, criminals as famous in their time as Dick Turpin, and of the criminal underworld of London in the early 18th century which they inhabited

The story of two men - Jonathan Wild and Jack Sheppard, criminals as famous in their time as Dick Turpin, and of the criminal underworld of London in the early 18th century which they inhabited. The Thieves' Opera : The Remarkable Lives and Deaths of Jonathan Wild, Thief-taker and Jack Sheppard, House-breaker.

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The thieves' opera: the remarkable lives of Jonathan Wild, thief-taker, and. Lucy Moore (born 1970) is a historian and writer. Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. She was educated in Britain and the United States and studied history at Edinburgh University. In the 1990s, her parents lived in Mumbai, India. She spent some time visiting them in India, which led to her book Maharanis about Indian princesses.

Jonathan Wild and Jack Sheppard were criminals as famous in their time as Dick Turpin.

They thrived in the criminal underworld of the eighteenth century.

From Gay’s ‘Beggars’ Opera’ and Hogarth’s ‘Industry and Idleness’ to the 1969 film ‘Where’s Jack’ the exploits of Jack Sheppard, burglar and escapologist extraordinaire, and Jonathan Wild, a gang boss who for twelve years convinced the Establishment of his probity, have lived in song, drama and story for almost three centuries.

Now Lucy Moore takes us deep into their world — the gaudy, bawdy, rowdy and dangerous London underworld of the early eighteenth century — and shows how in that violent yet oddly intimate society two very different criminals, who brought about each other’s downfall, could in the process achieve immortality in the popular imagination.

‘Lucy Moore’s account...vividly re-creates the turbulent London underworld of the 1720s, and reminds us that crime never really changes’ – Stella Tillyard, Mail on Sunday

‘Fascinating...A treasure-house of intriguing information’ – Daily Mail

‘She handles her material with aplomb, juxtaposing two interconnected lives, and dovetailing in contextual socio-historical entr’actes; on crime and punishment, homosexuality, prostitution, madness and medicine, finance, politics and class, to name but a few – Spectator

‘Lucy Moore leads the reader through the thieves’ dens of Georgian London, portraying the underworld with panache and bringing its hero-villains once more back to life’ – Roy Porter, author of London: A Social History

Lucy Moore was born in 1970. She was brought up and educated in Britain and the United States before reading history at Edinburgh University. She lives in London.

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  • Well researched, this account of two well known criminals in early 18th century London is absorbing-I read it straight through. One is a popular, Robin Hood-like figure who accepts no authority. The other is treachery personified, running and directing a network of thieves while aspiring to gentility as he sets himself up as a "thief taker" and ransomer of stolen property.
    The author draws comparisons between Wild, who was memorialized in the Beggar's Opera, and the corrupt political establishment of the era. Even more interesting is the evolution of his thief taking (in Wild's case merely a way to dispose of competitors or recalcitrant underlings) into the current system of police detectives.
    The book is a rich source of glimpses of everyday life, and a clear and fascinating depiction of the underworld of this era. Highly recommended.

  • Great book for an overview of life in a period of English history that is generally ignored, the lives of the criminal fraternity. Justice was sometimes ponderous, but when it happened, it was swift and deadly. Well worth the price.

  • Have enjoyed finding out where a famous song originated, and learning more about the life and culture of England during the time period. Interesting read, to be sure.

  • Very interesting and detailed history of the time and place., criminal work, and the liv s of two most interesting,characters.

  • This was an okay book for me, though I did not finish it.

  • Boring

  • Well researched. Held my interest

  • This is not a totally bad book but nor is it a good one, and it is unnecessary. So much has been written on this topic. If you want to know about Sheppard and Wild go back to Defoe for a start.

    It is also more than a little annoying as it is full of errors. The author of An Enquiry into the causes of frequent executions at Tyburn is Bernard Mandeville and not 'de Mandeville,' Samuel Pepys did witness the hanging of Col Turner but did not visit him in Newgate, and the quotation about conditions in Newgate is not from Pepys as the author states but from Turner himself as recorded in the State Trials. Pepys so far as we know never stepped foot in Newgate, or at least did not do so during the period of his voluminous diary. He makes reference to the Turner case and to Newgate in other contexts. He passes by - as all Londoners would - but does not go in..

    Another problem is that many quotations are given without citation and so it is very hard to check their accuracy or even provenance. If I have noticed two such errors there will be many more. Beware. I know this is not an academic book but one littered with errors serves no purpose. There are much better books on the subject by much better writers and scholars