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Black Bess; or, The knight of the road

E. Viles

Black Bess; or, The knight of the road

a tale of the good old times.

by E. Viles

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Published by E. Harrison in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published in 254 weekly parts.

ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21028330M

  – Black Bess or The Knight of the Road is a heavily fictionalized account of the life and death of the infamous English highwayman Dick Turpin, as written by Edward Viles. Black Bess was named for Dick Turpin’s horse on which Turpin allegedly rode the miles between York and London in a single night. It was published as a serial between.   No wonder highwaymen proved such popular characters, especially Dick Turpin, whose exploits ran to episodes in Black Bess; or, The Knight of the Road. (Turpin wasn’t executed until page.

  Black Bess was probably named after the English highwayman Dick Turpin's horse, even though some say that Black Bess was strictly fictional, invented for William Harrison Ainsworth's novel Rookwood and pulp fiction like Black Bess or the Knight of the Road, published in weekly installments beginning in Penny Dreadful Classics - Black Bess; Or, The Knight of the Road - Volume One: A Tale of the Good Old Times. by Edward Viles | 16 Aug Paperback £ £ Get it Monday, Oct FREE Delivery by Amazon. Secret of the Ring (The Son of Dick Turpin Book 1) by John Russell Fearn out of 5 stars 1. Kindle Edition.

  One of the more popular series published happened between and It was Black Bess; or the Knight of the Road (cover shown above). This part series was about the infamous pock-marked murdering highwayman, Richard “Dick” Turpin (). The Black Highwayman, Being the Second Series of Black Bess; or, The Knight of the Road, by Anonymous, was published in by Edward Harrison in London. It has been attributed to Edward Viles but there is no clear evidence that he was the author. Most, but not all illustrations were by Robert Prowse Sr. and it was issued with color : John Adcock.


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Internet Archive BookReader Black Bess & the Knight of the Road in the Good Old Times Internet Archive BookReader Black Bess & the Knight of the Road in the Good Old Times. Black Bess; Or the Knight of the Road Black Bess is a heavily fictionalised account of the life and death of the infamous English highway bandit Dick Turpin ().

Published in short volumes over five years, the entire completed work runs to some 2, pages – with the first murder occurring oddly late in the proceedings, on page 1, Black Bess was named for Dick Turpin’s horse on which, legend has it, Turpin road the miles between York and London in a single night.

(This detail appears to have been invented by the novelist William Harrison Ainsworth in his novel Rookwood.). Black Bess; or, The Knight of the Road (E. Harrison, ) Ca 26 x 17 cm 'Give me a highwayman and I was full to the brim - night and the coming of day are still related in my mind with the doings of Jack Rann or Jerry Abershaw.' (Robert Louis Stevenson 'A gossip on romance').

Nevertheless, Ainsworth's legend of Black Bess was repeated in works such as Black Bess or the Knight of the Road, a part penny dreadful published in – In these tales, Turpin was the hero, accompanied by his trusty colleagues Claude Duval, Tom King, and Jack : Richard Turpin, bapt.

21 September. "Black Bess or the Knight of the Road" According to the British Library, " Black Bess is a heavily fictionalized account of the life and death of the infamous English highway bandit Dick Turpin ()."Author: Mina Burrows.

Black Bess, or, The knight of the road: [a tale of the good old times] / By Edward. Viles. Abstract. Also attributed to John Frederick ally issued in penny parts, Mode of access: 's copy 1 v. 2 from the collections of the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art, Bill Blackbeard, DirectorAuthor: Edward.

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1 (Classic Reprint) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5(1). Black Bess; or, the knight of the road: a tale of the good old : Edward. Viles. This edited article about highwayman Dick Turpin’s horse originally appeared in Look and Learn issue number published on 7 October Outside the inn, the two highwaymen rushed to their horses.

Dick Turpin was in the saddle of Black Bess in an instant, but Tom King was not so fortunate. Before he could mount his horse, a [ ]. Get this from a library. Black Bess: or, the knight of the road: a tale of the good old times. [Edward Viles].

Edward Viles, unless there were two gentlemen of that name, was an ardent Shakespearean scholar as was shown by his letter headed ‘Shakespeariana’ published in Notes & Queries [5th Series II p. ] on Decem Today he is most remembered for an anonymous penny dreadful; “Black Bess; or, The Knight of the Road, a Tale of the Good Old Times,” published Author: John Adcock.Black Bess; or The Knight of the Road, a romanticized tale of Dick Turpin.Black Bess; or, The Knight of the Road.

A romanticized tale of Dick Turpin – a popular subject in fiction. Circa