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The Resource Jack Sheppard, William Harrison Ainsworth ; edited by Edward Jacobs and Manuela Mourão

Jack Sheppard, William Harrison Ainsworth ; edited by Edward Jacobs and Manuela Mourão

Label
Jack Sheppard
Title
Jack Sheppard
Statement of responsibility
William Harrison Ainsworth ; edited by Edward Jacobs and Manuela Mourão
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In London Labour and the London Poor (1861) Henry Mayhew wrote, "Of all books, perhaps none has ever had so baneful effect upon the young mind, taste, and principles" as Jack Sheppard. An historical novel based on the exploits of John Sheppard, a thief who was executed in 1724, Jack Sheppard was blamed for inciting working-class crime and vagrancy for decades after its 1839 publication. The fast-paced narrative of Sheppard's repeated prison escapes and his struggles against the evil thief-catcher Jonathan Wild was immensely popular, as well as controversial, in its own time, and is now available for the first time in a fully annotated edition." "This Broadview edition includes the original George Cruikshank illustrations, as well as a rich selection of contemporary reviews of the novel and material on the historical Jack Sheppard, Victorian urban street culture, and the novel's popular theatrical adaptations."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4002
LC item number
.J3 2007
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Broadview editions
Label
Jack Sheppard, William Harrison Ainsworth ; edited by Edward Jacobs and Manuela Mourão
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 569-577)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
577 p.
Isbn
9781551115917
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007279709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm76870738
  • UtOrBLW
Label
Jack Sheppard, William Harrison Ainsworth ; edited by Edward Jacobs and Manuela Mourão
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 569-577)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
577 p.
Isbn
9781551115917
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007279709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm76870738
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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