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The Story of A Pickpocket

Book - 2013
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Moments after he steals a document from a man's pocket, an illiterate young pickpocket in eighteenth-century London witnesses the man's murder by two men who want the document.
Publisher: New York :, New York Review of Books,, [2013]
ISBN: 9781590176757
1590176758
Characteristics: 195 pages ; 22 cm

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Levi_Hayes Oct 27, 2015

This was an odd book. I only happened to see it on a shelf in passing and after reading the back figured I'd give it a try. I'm surprised it's being published for such a young age group; both because of content and because of the reading level. It's extremely English in its words and phrases, which makes it enjoyable for me (I've been on a rather large binge of 1900's English mystery fiction), but it was a bit hard to follow at times because of how English it was and how Garfield would describe certain objects and settings. It was a very good plot though, enjoyable, and a lot longer read than it originally looked.

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