The Newgate Calendar & The New Newgate Calendar in 2 volumes Synopsis
The Newgate Calendar was a popular work of improving literature in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Originally a monthly bulletin of executions, produced by the Keeper of Newgate Prison in London, the Calendar’s title was appropriated by other publishers, who put out biographical chapbooks about notorious criminals such as Sawney Bean, Dick Turpin, John Wilkes and Moll Cutpurse.
Collected editions of these stories began to appear in the mid-18th century, and in 1774 a five-volume bound edition became the standard version.
A new edition was published in 1824, and a further edition in 1826, under the title, The New Newgate Calendar.
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