White-Collar Crime in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Britain (Routledge Studies in Modern British History) (Hardcover)

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This book throws new light on white-collar crime, criminals and criminality in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain. It does so by considering the life of one man, Jesse Varley (1869-1929), who embezzled more than 80,000 from Wolverhampton Corporation, and for a decade and more enjoyed an ostentatiously extravagant lifestyle. He was discovered, and despite serving a period of penal servitude, he turned again to white-collar crime (this time in Sheffield). Sentenced again to penal servitude, he died a few years later in Liverpool in what were said to be 'very poor circumstances'.

About the Author


John Benson is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Wolverhampton, UK.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138319011
ISBN-10: 1138319015
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 5th, 2019
Pages: 142
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in Modern British History