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The history of the lives of the most noted highway-men

Alexander Smith

The history of the lives of the most noted highway-men

foot-pads, house-breakers, shop-lifts, and cheats, of both sexes, ... for above fifty years last past. ... By Capt. Alexander Smith.

by Alexander Smith

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Published by printed for J. Morphew, and A. Dodd in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1990. 1 reel ; 35mm. (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 4041, no. 02).

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 4041, no. 02.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[2],vi,[16],288p.
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16877795M

The Lives and exploits of the most noted robbers, buccaneers and pirates of all countries Published: () Lives and exploits of the most noted highwaymen, robbers and murderers of all nations, drawn from the most authentic sources and brought down to the .   From Alexander Smith, The History of the Lives, of the Most Noted Highway-Men () From The History of the Press-Yard () Jonathan Swift, The Last Speech and Dying Words of Ebenezor Elliston () From An Essay in Praise of Knavery () From T. Read, The Life and Actions of Moll Flanders [c. ] From An Accurate Description of Newgate /5(16).

and collections of criminal lives like The History of the Lives and Robberies of the Most Noted Highway-men () describe scandalous or criminal ac-tivities in large, expensive volumes. Some of the most frequently reprinted works originating in the early eighteenth century, including Moll FlandersCited by: 3. Novels and criminal biographies such as Smith’s The History of the Most Noted Highway-Men, House-Breakers, Shoplifts, and Cheats () presented embellished accounts of the lives of criminals. Often their lives are presented as one in which, through a life of sin and vice, they eventually ended up at the gallows (Faller, , p).

The only real criticism I have of this book is that are so many highwaymen we don't hear about. The Newgate Calendar has around fifty examples of highwaymen and Haywood's 'Lives of the Famous Criminals' lists more than fifty just in the decade between and /5(3). This text was first published in under the title The History of the Lives of the Most Noted Highway-Men, Foot- Pads, House-Breakers, Shop-Lifts, and Cheats, of both Sexes, in and about London, and other Places of Great Britain, for abov e fifty Years last past, London, J. Morphew / A. by: 1.


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The accounts and confessions are drawn from imprisoned villains who awaited their fate at the gallows. Author: Captain Alexander Smith. A highwayman was a robber who stole from travellers.

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Wherein their most Secret and Barbarous Murders, Unparalell'd Robberies, Notorious Thefts, and Unheard of. The title is connected with the editions of: Lucas, Theophilius, Memoirs of the Lives, Intrigues and Comical Adventures of the most Famous Gamesters (London: J.

Brown/ F. Burleigh, ). Smith, Alexander, Captain, The secret History of the Lives of the Most Celebrated Beauties (London: J.

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Textual competition in narrating the history of sensational crime was intense and enduring. Other works focused on a particular character.From Alexander Smith, The History of the Lives, of the Most Noted Highway-Men () From The History of the Press-Yard () Jonathan Swift, The Last Speech and Dying Words of Ebenezor Elliston () From An Essay in Praise of Knavery () From T.

Read, The Life and Actions of Moll Flanders [c. ] From An Accurate Description of Newgate.6 Charles Johnson, The Lives and Actions of the Most Noted Highwaymen, Streetrobbers, Pirates, Etc.

(3d ed., London, ), p. The title for this edition is not the same as that of the edition mentioned earlier. 7 Alexander Smith, A History of the Lives and Robberies of the Most Notorious Highwaymen, Footpads, Shoplifts, and.