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Cult Criminals
Juliet John
0415143837
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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Cult Criminals is a set of six early Victorian novels "sensationally popular" with readers and of immense influence in the development of the novel form. The novels in this collection scandalized the Victorians by glamorizing criminals and led to a bitter literary controversy between Dickens and Thackeray, who damned the former's Oliver Twist and Barnaby Rudge as "Newgate" novels. At the heart of the "Newgate" debate lay questions concerning the moral and social function of the novel, the relationship between romance and realism in fiction, and whether crime should be portrayed in fiction at all.


Ovingdean Grange
William Harrison Ainsworth
0594001536
Dec 1999
Paperback
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Auriol
William Harrison Harrison Ainsworth
1587155931
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
AURIOL: The Elixir of Life. Flashes of light passed before Auriol?s eyes, and strange noises smote his ears. The furnace breathed forth flames and mephitic vapors; the spiral worm of the alembic became red hot, and seemed filled with molten lead; the skeletons grinned and gibbered; the monstrous sea-fish belched forth fire and smoke; the bald decapitated head opened its eyes, and fixed them, with a stony glare, on the young man; while the dead alchemist shook his hand menacingly at him. A weird and spinetingling classic from the author of The Lancashire Witches.

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On the night of the 1st of March, 1800, and at a late hour, a man, wrapped in a large horseman's cloak, and of strange and sinister appearance, entered an old deserted house in the neighbourhood of...


Rookwood
William Harrison Ainsworth
0594001838
Dec 1999
Paperback
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Auriol
William Harrison Harrison Ainsworth
158715594X
January 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
AURIOL: The Elixir of Life. Flashes of light passed before Auriol?s eyes, and strange noises smote his ears. The furnace breathed forth flames and mephitic vapors; the spiral worm of the alembic became red hot, and seemed filled with molten lead; the skeletons grinned and gibbered; the monstrous sea-fish belched forth fire and smoke; the bald decapitated head opened its eyes, and fixed them, with a stony glare, on the young man; while the dead alchemist shook his hand menacingly at him. A weird and spinetingling classic from the author of The Lancashire Witches. (Jacketless library hardcover.)

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On the night of the 1st of March, 1800, and at a late hour, a man, wrapped in a large horseman's cloak, and of strange and sinister appearance, entered an old...


The Leaguer of Lathom
William Harrison Ainsworth
0594007291
Dec 1999
Paperback
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Preston Fight
William Harrison Ainsworth
0594007321
Dec 1999
Paperback
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Auriol Or The Elixir Of Life
William Harrison Ainsworth
1419108298
July 2004
Paperback
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On the night of the 1st of March, 1800, and at a late hour, a man, wrapped in a large horseman's cloak, and of strange and sinister appearance, entered an old deserted house in the neighbourhood of Stepney-green. He was tall, carried himself very erect, and seemed in the full vigour of early manhood; but his features had a worn and ghastly look, as if bearing the stamp of long-indulged and frightful excesses, while his dark gleaming eyes gave him an expression almost diabolical.

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On the night of the 1st of March, 1800, and at a late hour, a man, wrapped in a large horseman's cloak, and of strange and sinister appearance, entered an old deserted house in the neighbourhood of Stepney-green. He was tall, carried himself very erect, and seemed in the full vigour...


The Lancashire Witches
William Harrison Ainsworth
0809511924
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Ainsworth's last masterpiece, The Lancashire Witches proved a best-seller in its day and influenced many contemporary authors. The Lancashire Witches begins in the 16th century, in Lancashire, England. When a Cistercian monk, Borlace Alvetham, is falsely accused of witchcraft and condemned to death by his rival, Brother Paslew, he sells his soul to Satan and escapes. Years later, granted the powers of a warlock, he returns in the guise of Nicholas Demdike to witness Paslew's execution for treason. Dying, Paslew curses Demdike's offspring -- who become the titular "Lancashire Witches." The rest of the book set in the 17th century. Mother Demdike, a powerful witch, and her clan face rival witches, raise innocent young Alizon Devi as their own, and try to corrupt Alizon despite her innocent ways. Ultimately, the book...


Boscobel: Or the Royal Oak
William Harrison Ainsworth
1419110659
July 2004
Paperback
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The occupants of the oak breathed again after the departure of Colonel James and his troopers, and though they had been greatly alarmed at the time, they soon recovered their spirits, and laughed at the incident. "Perhaps the excitement was a little too great;" observed Charles; "but it has served to break the monotony of our somewhat dull existence. Time, it must be owned, passes very slowly when one is compelled, like the fowls of the air, to roost in a tree. I hope we shall soon have another visit from our faithful William Penderel."

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The occupants of the oak breathed again after the departure of Colonel James and his troopers, and though they had been greatly alarmed at the time, they soon recovered their spirits, and laughed at the incident. "Perhaps...


The Star Chamber
William Harrison Ainsworth
080956534X
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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Jack Sheppard
William Harrison Ainsworth
1421957353
October 2005
Hardcover
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Boscobel
William Harrison Ainsworth
0809587823
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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The occupants of the oak breathed again after the departure of Colonel James and his troopers, and though they had been greatly alarmed at the time, they soon recovered their spirits, and laughed at the incident. "Perhaps the excitement was a little too great;" observed Charles; "but it has served to break the monotony of our somewhat dull existence. Time, it must be owned, passes very slowly when one is compelled, like the fowls of the air, to roost in a tree. I hope we shall soon have another visit from our faithful William Penderel." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The occupants of the oak breathed again after the departure of Colonel James and his troopers, and though they had been greatly alarmed at the time, they soon...


Old Saint Paul's
William Harrison Ainsworth
0809587831
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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Having passed so much of his time of late in the cathedral, Leonard began to regard it as a sort of home, and it now appeared like a place of refuge to him. Proceeding to the great western entrance, he seated himself on one of the large blocks of stone left there by the masons occupied in repairing the exterior of the fane. His eye rested upon the mighty edifice before him, and the clear sparkling light revealed numberless points of architectural grandeur and beauty which he had never before noticed. The enormous buttresses and lofty pinnacles of the central tower were tinged with the beams of the rising sun, and glowed as if built of porphyry. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Having passed so much of his time of late in the...


Jack Sheppard
William Harrison Ainsworth
1421957361
October 2005
Paperback
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Jack Sheppard, a Romance (Dodo Press)
William Harrison Ainsworth
1406505633
Mar 2006
Paperback
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