Beneath the respectable surface of Victorian England lay a criminal world as diverse, turbulent and vicious as any. This begins by looking at that age and its. The Victorian underworld. Front Cover. Kellow Chesney. Maurice Temple Smith Ltd., Bibliographic information. QR code for The Victorian underworld. Kellow Chesney (3 March – July ) was a journalist, publisher’s reader, editor and writer. His most notable book is The Victorian Underworld, first.
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Persons of delicate sensibilities, be warned: Feb 13, Andrew rated it really liked it. It is that the book covers too many topics about which we have come to know more thanks to the scholarly efforts done after the book was originally published.
Chris Baker rated it liked it May 31, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Please try again later. Graham rated it it was amazing Kelloa 29, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. His most notable book is Jellow Victorian Underworld underwkrld, first published in Chesney is sympathetic where it is called for but still sees evil for evil baby farmers are one example.
This is an excellent book if you have even the slightest interest in the Victorian Underworld in London. Each chapter gives a broad overview of the underworld activity, the types of characters who conducted it, a discussion of their trades and skills, and then recounts some highlights and tales, such as the most successful highway train heists of the s, London’s biggest counterfeiting schemes and how they were done, or a visit to an underworld undwrworld betting match and an overview of the shady characters present.
Illegale bokswedstrijden met Share your thoughts with other customers. Jan 11, Alaric rated it it was amazing. Now these primary sources are or would be available on internet or in e-texts, and this makes the book look slightly dated.
And there is a good cant dictionary at the end of the book. From inside the book. Unusual homophobia appears from nowhere from the author in the ‘Prostitution’ chapter, hilarious scribbling in pencil from a disgusted student reacting to Chesney’s views was very entertaining. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Account Options Sign in. I may have to read it again when I am not struggling under a deadline.
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Nov 08, Eric Oppen rated it really liked it. Was a great help on my paper and a really interesting read.
Steve rated it really liked it Sep 14, Curious stories emerge from this world of crime and penury, and, throughout, the study highlights the vast substratum of vice feeding on that ‘most enlightened age’.
One Of Dem People rated it it was amazing Apr 23, He shows how society and what is seen as its underbelly are more connected than can be seen in a superficial look. Trivia About The Victorian Und But definitely one of the more interesting books I have read for a paper. Sep 17, Steph added it. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.
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Showing of 7 reviews. More later when I’m finished. The book comes with many illustrations, plus glossary of colloquial words, which is very helpful and interesting to read. He attended Haileybury and Imperial Service Collegea boarding school situated between Lellow and Hoddesdonabout 20 miles north of central London.
England in the late 19th century is brought to light in this very interesting and revealing book The book shows the origines of many phrases and words used today. A interesting book if one is likes the way people lived and survived in poverty during the victorian era.
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