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Underworld London: Crime and Punishment in the Capital City

 
 
Author
Catharine Arnold.
Publisher Simon & Schuster  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
ISBN 9781471141942
Pages/Publication Date 340/2012
Daedalus Item Code 70519
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Beginning with an atmospheric account of Tyburn—a village synonymous with capital punishment in Britain—the author of Bedlam and Necropolis leads a grisly excursion through London as a city of ne'er-do-wells, taking in beheadings and brutality at the Tower, Elizabethan street crime, highway robbers, the 18th-century Gordon Riots, and the Victorian era of incarceration. Catharine Arnold also surveys the grotesque punishments meted out to those who transgressed the law, and investigates the influence of London's criminal classes on the literature of the 19th and 20th centuries.
 
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