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Author Skirboll, Aaron, author.

Title The thief-taker hangings : how Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Wild, and Jack Sheppard captivated London and created the celebrity criminal / Aaron Skirboll.

Publication Info. Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    070.4493 SKI    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    070.4 SKI    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    070.4 SKI    Available
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Description xvii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Chronicles the invention of scandal journalism by Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Wild, and Jack Sheppard.
Subject Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731.
Wild, Jonathan, 1682?-1725.
Sheppard, Jack, 1702-1724.
Crime and the press -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
Sensationalism in journalism -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Criminals -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century.
Tabloid newspapers -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
London (England) -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
ISBN 9780762791484 (hbk.)
0762791489 (hbk.)

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