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Wayward Women free pdf 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.

About Lucy E. Williams

Lucy Williams is a writer and historian living in Wales. She has a PhD from the University of Liverpool and specialises in Crime History, Women's History, and the Social History of the nineteenth century. She has spent over five years researching and writing about female deviance in an academic context, and is now part of an exciting project tracing the lives of offenders in England and Australia. Wayward Women is her first popular book on the history of women and crime.

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Author : Lucy E. Williams
Publisher : Pen
Data Published :
ISBN : 1473844878
EAN : 9781473844872
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 176 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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