The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton : And Other Singular Tales from the Victorian Press Paperback
by Jeremy Clay
HOLIDAYMAKER FIGHTS OFF AFRICAN LION IN WELSH HOTEL ROOMMAN SWALLOWS MOUSE AND DIESWIFE DRIVEN MAD BY HUSBAND TICKLING FEETPALLBEARER KILLED BY COFFIN IN GRAVEYARDLIBERALS EAT DOGFrom the newspaper archives of the British Library, Jeremy Clay has unearthed the long-lost stories that enthralled and appalled Victorian Britain.
Within these pages are the riotous farces and tragedies of nineteenth-century life, a time when life was hard, pleasures short-lived, and gloating over other people's misfortune a thoroughly acceptable form of entertainment. Deliciously dreadful and deliriously funny, The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton will have you, one way or another, in tears.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, 150 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/11/2014
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781848317376