Monday, June 18, 2012

Ten of the best highwaymen in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best highwaymen in literature.

One entry on the list:
Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"It was a dark and stormy night …" Bulwer-Lytton's bestseller features a would-be gentleman who becomes a highwayman. His success allows him to live the double life of thief by night, and gent by day. He is sentenced to transportation to Australia, but escapes for a new life with his lady love in America.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue