Book Reviews of The Thieves' Opera

The Thieves' Opera
The Thieves' Opera
Author: Lucy Moore
ISBN-13: 9780156006408
ISBN-10: 0156006405
Publication Date: 1/2000
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Harcourt
Book Type: Paperback
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A fascinating depiction of London of the 18th century enlivened by the careers of two criminals of the time: Jonathan Wild, a notorious highwayman and thief, and Jack Sheppard, a gambler and pimp. The result is a "personalized" picture of the times: crime and punishment, gaols and prostitures, poverty and disease. The entire is enhanced with Georgian poetry inspired by their crimes and engravings by Hogarth. Lively and easy reading.
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"True story of 18th century London's most notorious and active criminals"