The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton : and Other Singular Tales from the Victorian Press Hardback
by Jeremy Clay
HOLIDAYMAKER FIGHTS OFF AFRICAN LION IN WELSH HOTEL ROOM MAN SWALLOWS MOUSE AND DIES WIFE DRIVEN MAD BY HUSBAND TICKLING FEET PALLBEARER KILLED BY COFFIN IN GRAVEYARD LIBERALS EAT DOG From 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: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages, 150 black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/09/2013
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781848316003