The Resource Wayward women : female offending in Victorian England, Lucy Williams

Wayward women : female offending in Victorian England, Lucy Williams

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Wayward women : female offending in Victorian England
Title
Wayward women
Title remainder
female offending in Victorian England
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Williams
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We most often think of the Victorian female offender in her most archetypal and stereotypical roles; the polite lady shoplifter, stowing all manner of valuables beneath her voluminous crinolines, the tragic street waif of Dickensian fiction or the vicious femme fatale who wreaked her terrible revenge with copious poison. Yet the stories in popular novels and the 'Penny Dreadfuls' of the day have passed down to us only half the story of these women and their crimes. From the everyday street scuffles and pocket pickings of crowded slums, to the sensational trials that dominated national headlines; the women of Victorian England were responsible for a diverse and at times completely unexpected level of deviance. This book takes a closer look at women and crime in the Victorian period. With vivid real-life stories, powerful photos, eye-opening cases and wider discussions that give us an insightful illustration of the lives of the women responsible for them. This history of brawlers, thieves, traffickers and sneaks shows individuals navigating a world where life was hard and resources were scarce.Their tales are of poverty, opportunism, violence, hope and despair; but perhaps most importantly, the story of survival in the ruthless world of the past
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
364.3/74/094109034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6943
LC item number
.W55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Wayward women : female offending in Victorian England, Lucy Williams
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Wayward women : female offending in Victorian England, Lucy Williams
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn945656273
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xv, 178 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781473844872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)945656273

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