Newgate Calendar

Newgate Calendar

popular volumes on notorious crimes, published from 1773 to 1826. [Br. Lit.: Barnhart, 810]
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It was the ghastly popular record of Criminal Trials in England, called the Newgate Calendar. Julius showed it to his mother.
He turned to the side-table, and, producing the volumes of the Newgate Calendar, gave one to his brother.
How will he stand in the Newgate Calendar? P'raps not be there at all.
I also felt that I had committed every crime in the Newgate Calendar. So, for mingled considerations of friendship and felony, I took a walk.'
I have frequently found it necessary to reflect, for my own self-support, that I really had not done anything to bring myself into the Newgate Calendar, but only wanted to effect a great saving and a great improvement.'
'A very good name for the Newgate Calendar,' said Mr.
The trial of the monstrous serial killer Sweeney Todd supposedly took place in the Old Bailey in 1801 as recounted in The Newgate Calendar, but this source has been declared somewhat dubious, as there is no official record that the trial ever happened.
But by contrast to the accepted account of crime fiction's development with its focus on the individual who solves the modern mysteries of the cities (epitomised retrospectively in Poe's Dupin), Knight argues that the 'Mysteries' updated the earlier Newgate Calendar format.
The Newgate Calendar records the ways in which criminal prosecution led to the delegitimization of a spectrum of sex/gender roles; moreover, it serves as a site for the inscription of class- and gender-based ideologies of sexuality.
Cooke in 1774, it was The Newgate Calendar, its three volumes cannibalising the various pamphlets and earlier fugitive publications in that genre.
showed that there is a very broad distinction between this in Barrington's account and mere Newgate calendar reports.
Nicknamed Moll Cutpurse because of her thieving exploits, highway robbery, and pawnbroking, Mary Frith adopted male behavior, as when she "procured her pardon" out of Newgate "by giving her adversary two thousand pounds" (Newgate Calendar 172).