Jack Sheppard: A Romance

Front Cover
The Floating Press, Mar 1, 2012 - Fiction - 627 pages
1 Review
This gripping historical romance focuses on the dashing criminal Jack Sheppard, a real-life burglar whose bold, brazen crimes and remarkable escape attempts captivated England in the eighteenth century. Though Sheppard's exploits have been fictionalized in several literary works, Ainsworth's full-length novel ranks among the most popular and enduring.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

While as beautifully written as ever, I found this more of a slog than any of the other half dozen or so of the author's historical novels I have read. It was rather repetitive in terms of Jack's ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter I The Widow and Her Child
8
Chapter II The Old Mint
23
Chapter III The Master of the Mint
42
Chapter IV The Roof and the Window
49
Chapter V The Denunciation
61
Chapter VI The Storm
72
Chapter VII Old London Bridge
86
EPOCH THE SECOND 1715 THAMES DARRELL
95
Chapter IV Jack Sheppards Escape from the New Prison
334
Chapter V The Disguise
338
Chapter VI Winifred Receives Two Proposals
361
Chapter VII Jack Sheppard Warns Thames Darrell
369
Chapter VIII Old Bedlam
380
Chapter IX Old Newgate
394
Chapter X How Jack Sheppard Got Out of the Condemned Hold
403
Chapter XI Dollis Hill Revisited
423

Chapter I The Idle Apprentice
96
Chapter II Thames Darrell
112
Chapter III The Jacobite
122
Chapter IV Mr Kneebone and His Friends
126
Chapter V Hawk and Buzzard
131
Chapter VI The First Step Towards the Ladder
154
Chapter VII Brother and Sister
170
Chapter VIII Miching Mallecho
177
Chapter IX Consequences of the Theft
193
Chapter X Mother and Son
203
Chapter XI The Mohocks
212
Chapter XII Saint Giless RoundHouse
222
Chapter XIII The Magdalene
235
Chapter XIV The Flash Ken
252
Chapter XV The Robbery in Willesden Church
261
Chapter XVI Jonathan Wilds House in the Old Bailey
265
Chapter XVII The NightCellar
277
Chapter XVIII How Jack Sheppard Broke Out of the Cage at Willesden
287
Chapter XIX Good and Evil
294
EPOCH THE THIRD 1724 THE PRISONBREAKER
298
Chapter I The Return
299
Chapter II The Burglary at Dollis Hill
322
Chapter III Jack Sheppards Quarrel with Jonathan Wild
328
Chapter XII The Well Hole
440
Chapter XIII The Supper at Mr Kneebones
452
Chapter XIV How Jack Sheppard was Again Captured
481
Chapter XV How Blueskin Underwent the Peine Forte et Dure
495
Chapter XVI How Jack Sheppards Portrait was Painted
505
Chapter XVII The Iron Bar
522
Chapter XVIII The Red Room
526
Chapter XIX The Chapel
528
Chapter XX The Leads
532
Chapter XXI What Befell Jack Sheppard in the Turners House
537
Chapter XXII Fast and Loose
546
Chapter XXIII The Last Meeting Between Jack Sheppard and His Mother
552
Chapter XXIV The Pursuit
561
Chapter XXV How Jack Sheppard Got Rid of His Irons
566
Chapter XXVI How Jack Sheppard Attended His Mothers Funeral
574
Chapter XXVII How Jack Sheppard was Brought Back to Newgate
582
Chapter XXVIII What Happened at Dollis Hill
592
Chapter XXIX How Jack Sheppard was Taken to Westminster Hall
600
Chapter XXX How Jonathan Wilds House was Burnt Down
605
Chapter XXXI The Procession to Tyburn
610
Chapter XXXII The Closing Scene
622
Endnotes
626
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information