Jack Sheppard A Romance

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Published By: Double9 Books
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"Jack Sheppard: A Romance" by William Harrison Ainsworth is a captivating historical novel that delves into the life and exploits of the infamous 18th-century English thief and prison escape artist, Jack Sheppard. As a classic work of historical fiction, it immerses readers in the gritty underworld of 18th-century London while exploring themes of rebellion, betrayal, and the quest for freedom. Ainsworth's narrative unfolds with gripping intensity, following Jack Sheppard from his humble beginnings as an apprentice to his daring escapades as a notorious criminal. Through richly detailed settings and vivid characterizations, the novel vividly brings to life the sights, sounds, and smells of London's bustling streets and crowded prisons. As Jack navigates the treacherous world of crime and punishment, readers are drawn into a tale of intrigue and adventure, where danger lurks around every corner and betrayal threatens to undo all he holds dear. Ainsworth's masterful storytelling and evocative prose capture the essence of a bygone era, transporting readers back in time to experience the thrill of Jack Sheppard's daring exploits firsthand. "Jack Sheppard: A Romance" is a timeless tale of rebellion and redemption that continues to captivate readers with its thrilling plot twists and memorable characters.

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William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882) was an English novelist who is best known for his historical romances, many of which were set in the 17th century. Born in Manchester, Ainsworth was educated at the Manchester Grammar School and trained as a lawyer before turning to writing. He first gained recognition with his novel Rookwood (1834), which tells the story of a band of highwaymen in the 18th century. The novel was a commercial success and established Ainsworth as a leading figure in the historical fiction genre. Ainsworth went on to write several other historical romances, including Jack Sheppard (1839), Old Saint Paul's (1841), and The Lancashire Witches (1849). He also served as editor of Bentley's Miscellany, a popular literary magazine that featured the work of many notable writers of the day. In addition to his literary pursuits, Ainsworth was a collector of antiquities and played a prominent role in the establishment of the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert Museum) in London. He was also a supporter of the arts and served as a director of the Royal Literary Fund. Ainsworth continued to write throughout his life and was a prolific author of novels, plays, and essays. He died in 1882 and is remembered as one of the most important writers of historical fiction in the Victorian era.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 432 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362208148
  • ISBN-13: 9789362208149
  • Item Weight: 648g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 23.7mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Fiction / Historical