In Regency England a profligate son was regarded as every parent's worst fear: he symbolised the dangerous temptations of a new consumer society and the failure of parents to instill moral, sexual, and financial self-control in their sons. This book traces the disintegrating relationship between an East India Company merchant and his son from teenage public schoolboy to convicted felon transported to Australia. It also provides new insight into relations of credit and debt, and the eighteenth-century criminal justice system.
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publisher||Oxford Univ Press|
|Number of pages||332|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2013|
- C18 family, criminal and social history