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Low Company: Describing the Evolution of a Burglar - Mark Benney

Caliban Books, 1981, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly pulled at the head of the upper panel. Pages very gently age-tanned. A nice copy overall.

From the cover: “Greatly admired by H. G. Wells and others when first published in 1936, Low Company describes with wit and verve, the making of a burglar before the Second World War. Born in Soho in 1910, Mark Benney gives in his autobiography an account of his experience of unrespectable working-class life, and how it contributed to his development as a thief. Detail is given of Soho club life, industrial schools, borstals and prison experience, as well as the criminal sub-culture which flourished between the wars. Publication of the book led to the abandonment of his career as a burglar and, after working in journalism, Benney engaged in research on working-class politics, and eventually became a professor of social science in one of the leading American universities.”
Size: 8" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: 350

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