Jonathan Wild the Great - Fielding, Henry, and Ackroyd, Peter (Foreword by)
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A hilarious black comedy of manners and morals, based on the crimes and career of a real-life 18th-century gangland criminal, Jonathan Wild the Great is one of the finest satires in the English language. Jonathan Wild is truly "great"--spurning the callow and spiritless ways of "lower" men, he walks his own path to fame and glory, by way of theft, fraud, and betrayal. Against a backdrop of such colorful characters as the whore Miss Molly Straddle, the cardsharp Count La Ruse, and the base and weak Mr. Thomas Heartfree, ...

Jonathan Wild the Great 2004, Hesperus Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781843910893

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