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Con Men and Cutpurses: Scenes from the Hogarthian Underworld (Penguin Classics) Paperback

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Product Details

  • Series: Penguin Classics
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (December 28, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780140437607
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140437607
  • ASIN: 0140437606
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,066,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Lucy Moore was born in London, raised in Massachusetts, and educated at Edinburgh University. She writes for a wide variety of British magazines and newspapers as well as The Washington Times. She is the author of two previous books of British history including Con Men and Cutpurses (Penguin).

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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brian P. Ahlstrom on March 13, 2010
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The cover alone promises a walk on the wild side of Georgian England, a You ar There version of every bodice ripper ever written.
In reality, this ia a rather dry compendium of stories, arranged by category of sin (pickpockets, bawds, highwaymay, foot-pads) with no real connecting link, no development of insight into the conditions and mores of the time.
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