The Thurtell - Hunt Murder Case - Albert Borowitz

The Thurtell - Hunt Murder Case
  • Subtitle: The Sensational Crime That Scandalized Regency England
  • Publisher: Robson Books (1988)
  • ISBN: 0860514838
  • Type: Book
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Category: History / History
  • Marco's Rating: Good
  • Language: English
Marco's Comments:
This book reports the events of the killing of William Weare, the gambler killed by John Thurtell in 1823 and which was sensationalised in the British press. Most of the information here has been summarized from "The Fatal Effects of Gambling", but with all the elements clearly laid out for modern audiences. While not strictly related to magic, it is important for the study of "The Sharper Detected" and its introduction.

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