Sunday, May 24, 2009
School Days by Jamie Maxfield, Courier Editor-in-Chief
In the Dark by Jessica Stewart, Courier Editor-in-Chief
The Tao of Sunday by Idy Tao, Courier Daily Editor
From wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Jonathan Wild (baptised 6 May 1683–24 May 1725) was perhaps the most famous criminal of London — and possibly Great Britain — during the 18th century, both because of his own actions and the uses novelists, playwrights, and political satirists made of them. He invented a scheme which allowed him to run one of the most successful gangs of thieves of the era, all the while appearing to be the nation's leading policeman. He manipulated the press and the nation's fears to become the most loved public figure of the 1720s; this love turned to hatred when his villainy was exposed. After his death, he became a symbol of corruption and hypocrisy.
Read The History of the Life of the Late Mr Jonathan Wild the Great by Henry Fielding, free from Project Gutenberg.