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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The chapter on “The Wanderers” especially hasn’t aged well. Feb 13, Andrew rated it really liked it. There really were some ingenious scams that people used. Trivia About The Victorian Und Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. A fascinating book but one so full of information it’s took me and age to read. I love reading non-fiction and this is a wonderful read about the victorian underworld. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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Want to Read saving…. Mar 03, Jur rated it it was amazing Shelves: See all 7 reviews. Contents The midcentury page. Not a bad call, either! He served in the British Army from —46, retiring as a Lieutenant.

May 18, Chris rated it really liked it. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. If you think we have it tough in the 21st C world, this may give pause. I said ‘criminal world’ but the fact is that the panorama you see here is not restricted to them. Share your thoughts with other customers. More importantly it discusses the dirty work done in order to survive. kelllw

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Some works are more legitimate though ill-paid, and the term ‘underworld’ is used quite inclusively. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. And that’s part of the charm of his book.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? British writers births deaths English writer stubs. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Retrieved 2 August Kellow Chesney 3 March — July [1] was a journalist, publisher’s reader, editor and writer. Basically like time-traveling back to the s or s for a tour of the seediest, grimiest, most dangerous urban and rural English environments, and spending time getting to know the local criminals, charlatans, and ne’er-do wells about the particulars of their lives.


Bought a 2nd hand copy, that was in good shape, with tight binding that appeared that the book had mostly just sat on shelves or in boxes. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Then, ranging over the whole spectrum of underworld life from travelling showmen and religious fakes to cracksmen, garrotters, and incorrigible pickpockets, he recreates in detail the squalid lives and the ‘lays’ of those who thronged the rookeries and alleys of Victorian cities.

Edward Vitorian rated vicctorian it was amazing Dec 13, Christine rated it did not like it Jul 07, AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Illegale bokswedstrijden met The writer William Gibson has stated that his depiction of the criminal society in Neuromancer was strongly influenced by this popular work.

Prachtig hoofdstuk over de connecties tussen de onderwereld en de sport in het midden van de 19e eeuw. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? This page was last edited on 2 Septemberat You should not use a broad word ‘prostitutes’ when thinking about the night life in London for some of them are totally different type from the others.