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Captain Meadows Taylor
Confessions of a Thug
London, Richard Bentley, 1840. Cloth. London: Richard Bentley, 1840. Cloth. Very Good. 8" by 5". None. The second edition of this influential novel on crime in India in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, written by Philip Meadows Taylor. Good to see in the original publisher's boards. Complete in three volumes. The second edition of this work. 'Confessions of a Thug' is a novel based on the 'Thuggee' cult during the British colonial reign of India. The novel revolves around Ameer Ali, a thug who murdered travellers for money and valuables, and was a tale of crime and retribution in India in the late eighteenth century and nineteenth century. The novel was vastly popular when it was published, with its readers including Queen Victoria. It was one of the best-selling crime novels of the century, and was an influential novel about India, prior to Rudyard Kipling's equally influential novel 'Kim&apos. The novel also established the word thug in the English language. Written by Philip Meadows Taylor. Taylor was a novelist and administrator in British India, and made many contributions to public knowledge of Southern India from his writing. Some of his other works include 'Tippoo Sultaun', 'Ralph Darnell', 'Tara', and 'Seeta&apos. With a half title to Volume I. In the original quarter cloth binding with paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Some marks and rubbing to the boards and spines. Spine labels are a little marked with some chips. Small crack to the cloth to the rear joint of Volume I. Hi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]

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