Walter Scott’s novel “Ivanhoe” (1819) is perhaps the best Robin Hood story ever written.
Johnson’s Lives of the Highwaymen was part of one of the most popular genres of early eighteenth-century literature: the criminal biography.
The penny dreadful author that you’ve never heard of…
16 Nov 1724 Jack Sheppard was executed. Here is a brief overview of his life and legend.
I feel bad writing about something like this, like I’m betraying my eighteenth-century roots.
Pierce Egan the Younger (1814-1880) was like the George R. R. Martin of his day. He loved the medieval period,
The novel emerged as the dominant literary form in the 1700s, but one of its influences was the contemporary genre of criminal biography.