The Lost Boys of Mr Dickens

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The Lost Boys of Mr Dickens

The Lost Boys of Mr Dickens

How the British Empire turned artful dodgers into child killers

  • Author: Steve Harris
  • Publisher: Melbourne Books
  • ISBN: 1925556417
  • Category: History
  • Page: 255
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As engrossing as a novel, this story of the death of childhood in the cradle of the world's mightiest empire, and the atmospheric tale of crime and punishment leading to a sensational murder trial is from another time but implicitly raises questions which remain with us today.Steve Harris' book humanises a most bizarre social experiment and brings out its grotesqueness in dramatic form. The tale is so comprehensively and authentically written that it is a service to Australian and British readers.- Tom Keneally, winner of the Booker Prize and Miles Franklin Award

The Lost Boys of Mr Dickens: How the British Empire Turned Artful Dodgers Into Child Killers

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The Lost Boys of Mr Dickens: How the British Empire Turned Artful Dodgers Into Child Killers

The Lost Boys of Mr Dickens: How the British Empire Turned Artful Dodgers Into Child Killers

  • Author: Steve Harris
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781925556988
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  • Page: 272
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This is the gripping real-life story of two young boys in the 19th century sent by the British Government as impoverished and unwanted juveniles to exile to Van Diemen's Land in the world's first prison built exclusively for children. Prejudice, moral panic, harsh justice and expedience saw unwanted boys condemned to severe isolation, solitary confinement, hard labour in chains and thrashings in a juvenile version of notorious Port Arthur, a ground-breaking chapter in the history of juvenile crime and punishment. Some quietly endured in the hope of salvation through rudimentary trade and Biblical instruction, but others became relentlessly defiant and mutinous in a brotherhood of resistance and bullying, inexorably slipping from hope to hell. Engrossing as a novel, this story of the death of childhood in the cradle of the world's mightiest empire, and the atmospheric tale of crime and punishment leading to a sensational murder trial is from another time but implicitly raises questions which remain with us today.