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Charlie Peace: His amazing life and astounding legend

Charlie Peace: His amazing life and astounding legend

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Charlie Peace – His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend charts the evolution of a Victorian master burglar and murderer from truth to myth. The book begins with the way his crimes were reported in The Illustrated Police News before examining the growth of the legend in Penny
Dreadfuls and ballads, before this criminal was uniquely transformed into a folk hero in popular theatre, waxwork shows, early cinema, music hall song and even comics. The book will appeal to anyone interested in True Crime, 19th century literature, theatre and film history and popular
culture. It contains kaleidoscopic extracts from rare and neglected sources and is heavily illustrated throughout.