A Book of Scoundrels

Charles WHIBLEY (1859 - 1930)

An ironic history of British criminals, mostly pre-Victorian pickpockets, highwaymen and thieves. Here we meet Moll Cutpurse the Queen of thieves, Jonathan Wild the Thief-taker General, Captain Hind the gallant highwayman and many others. The book begins with an essay on the artistic achievements of thievery followed by a sequence of short biographies. Summary by Greg Lewin

Genre(s): History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction - Part 1 Greg Lewin
00:28:50
Play 01 Introduction - Part 2 Greg Lewin
00:32:37
Play 02 Captain Hind Greg Lewin
00:25:07
Play 03 Moll Cutpurse and Jonathan Wild - Part 1, Moll Cutpurse Greg Lewin
00:26:45
Play 04 Moll Cutpurse and Jonathan Wild - Part 2, Jonathan Wild Greg Lewin
00:15:29
Play 05 Moll Cutpurse and Jonathan Wild - Part 3, A Parallel Greg Lewin
00:07:29
Play 06 Ralph Briscoe Greg Lewin
00:17:54
Play 07 Gilderoy and Sixteen-string Jack - Part 1, Gilderoy Greg Lewin
00:16:07
Play 08 Gilderoy and Sixteen-string Jack - Part 2, Sixteen-string Jack Greg Lewin
00:16:18
Play 09 Gilderoy and Sixteen-string Jack - Part 3, A Parallel Greg Lewin
00:09:14
Play 10 Thomas Pureney Greg Lewin
00:17:37
Play 11 Sheppard and Cartouche - Part 1, Jack Sheppard Greg Lewin
00:11:55
Play 12 Sheppard and Cartouche - Part 2, Louis-Dominique Cartouche Greg Lewin
00:14:16
Play 13 Sheppard and Cartouche - Part 3, A Parallel Greg Lewin
00:06:41
Play 14 Vaux Greg Lewin
00:07:46
Play 15 George Barrington Greg Lewin
00:16:49
Play 16 The Switcher and Gentleman Harry - Part 1, The Switcher Greg Lewin
00:18:38
Play 17 The Switcher and Gentleman Harry - Part 2, Gentleman Harry Greg Lewin
00:17:55
Play 18 The Switcher and Gentleman Harry - Part 3, A Parallel Greg Lewin
00:05:05
Play 19 Brodie and Peace - Part 1, Deacon Brodie Greg Lewin
00:14:32
Play 20 Brodie and Peace - Part 2, Charles Peace Greg Lewin
00:16:42
Play 21 Brodie and Peace - Part 3, A Parallel Greg Lewin
00:05:53
Play 22 The Man in the Grey Suit Greg Lewin
00:10:57
Play 23 Monsieur L'Abbé Greg Lewin
00:11:19