Defoe on Sheppard and Wild
Jonathan Wild was the Thief-Taker General who helped to recapture a number of criminals only to be tried and executed himself for racketeering. Daniel Defoe was the first to re-tell these true crime tales, based on personal interviews in Newgate.
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