The Thief-Taker Hangings.

SKU: 16406

Daniel Defoe came out of prison a journalist, and capitalized on the world of early 18th century London - highwaymen, thieves, prostitutes and general lawlessness, hangings and cruelty. Go back in time and walk those streets in this intimate portrait of the age that gave birth to the newspaper and stories of true crime. Defoe knew them all. Primary sources abound, endnotes, index, bibliography. In pristine condition. Hb, Dj. Lyons Press. 2014. USED. $15.00