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City Crimes; Or, Life in New York and Boston is a 1849 novel by , writing under the penname of "Greenhorn". The novel was written for the working class and meant to give a shock to its readers through its use of graphic violence among several characters and sexual promiscuity, specifically among women. It is considered by critics to fall within several genres such as sensational literature and urban gothic and to have laid the groundwork for the city mysteries genre.

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  • City Crimes; Or, Life in New York and Boston is a 1849 novel by , writing under the penname of "Greenhorn". The novel was written for the working class and meant to give a shock to its readers through its use of graphic violence among several characters and sexual promiscuity, specifically among women. It is considered by critics to fall within several genres such as sensational literature and urban gothic and to have laid the groundwork for the city mysteries genre. (en)
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  • George Thompson (en)
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  • Cover of City Crimes, first published in 1849 (en)
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  • Urban Mysteries/ Gothic (en)
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  • City Crimes (en)
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  • City Crimes; Or, Life in New York and Boston is a 1849 novel by , writing under the penname of "Greenhorn". The novel was written for the working class and meant to give a shock to its readers through its use of graphic violence among several characters and sexual promiscuity, specifically among women. It is considered by critics to fall within several genres such as sensational literature and urban gothic and to have laid the groundwork for the city mysteries genre. (en)
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