Wayward Women : Female Offending in Victorian England

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  • Author(s): Lucy Williams
  • Publication Information:
    [N.p.] : Pen & Sword History. 2016
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      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      We most often think of the Victorian female offender in her most archetypal and stereotypical roles; the polite lady shoplifter, stowing all manner of valuables beneath her voluminous crinolines, the tragic street waif of Dickensian fiction or the vicious femme fatale who wreaked her terrible revenge with copious poison. Yet the stories in popular novels and the Penny Dreadfuls of the day have passed down to us only half the story of these women and their crimes. From the everyday street scuffles and pocket pickings of crowded slums, to the sensational trials that dominated national headlines; the women of Victorian England were responsible for a diverse and at times completely unexpected level of deviance. This book takes a closer look at women and crime in the Victorian period. With vivid real-life stories, powerful photos, eye-opening cases and wider discussions that give us an insightful illustration of the lives of the women responsible for them. This history of brawlers, thieves, traffickers and sneaks shows individuals navigating a world where life was hard and resources were scarce. Their tales are of poverty, opportunism, violence, hope and despair; but perhaps most importantly, the story of survival in the ruthless world of the past.
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      9781473844872. 9781473844889. 9781473844902.
    • Accession Number:
      940961731
    • Accession Number:
      1181835
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      LUCY WILLIAMS. Wayward Women : Female Offending in Victorian England. [N.p.]: Pen & Sword History, 2016. ISBN 9781473844872. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1181835. Acesso em: 3 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Lucy Williams. Wayward Women : Female Offending in Victorian England. Pen & Sword History; 2016. Accessed December 3, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1181835
    • APA:
      Lucy Williams. (2016). Wayward Women : Female Offending in Victorian England. Pen & Sword History.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lucy Williams. 2016. Wayward Women : Female Offending in Victorian England. [N.p.]: Pen & Sword History. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1181835.
    • Harvard:
      Lucy Williams (2016) Wayward Women : Female Offending in Victorian England. [N.p.]: Pen & Sword History. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1181835 (Accessed: 3 December 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lucy Williams 2016, Wayward Women : Female Offending in Victorian England, Pen & Sword History, [N.p.], viewed 3 December 2020, .
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      Lucy Williams. Wayward Women : Female Offending in Victorian England. Pen & Sword History, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1181835.
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      Lucy Williams. Wayward Women : Female Offending in Victorian England. [N.p.]: Pen & Sword History, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1181835.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lucy Williams. Wayward Women : Female Offending in Victorian England [Internet]. [N.p.]: Pen & Sword History; 2016 [cited 2020 Dec 3]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1181835