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Confessions of a Thug by Philip M. Taylor

Confessions of a Thug

by Philip M. Taylor

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Unabridged Edition
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24 Hrs. 41 Min.
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Confessions of a Thug is an English novel written by Philip Meadows Taylor in 1839 based on the Thuggee cult in British India.This book is a tale of crime and retribution. Set in 1832 in India, the story lays bare the practices of the Thugs, or deceivers as they were called, who lived in boats and used to murder those passengers whom they were able to entice into their company in their voyages up and down the rivers.

Confessions of a Thug went on to become a best seller in 19th-century Britain. The book also became one of Queen Victoria's favourite novels. The story of the Thuggee cult was popularized by Confessions of a Thug, leading to the Hindi word "thug" entering the English language.

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  • Published: January 2011
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: C061512
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