Shipwrecked as a young girl, middle-class Lilly Dawson is kidnapped by smugglers and forced to work as their servant. Terrified by the prospect of a forced marriage, this Victorian Cinderella flees captivity and has to navigate an outside world she finds both oppressive and dangerous. ‘The Story of Lilly Dawson’ is a romping tale of pirates, outlaws, murder, mistaken identity, lust and betrayal.
This edition includes a critical introduction, explanatory footnotes, selection of contemporary reviews, and extracts from Crowe’s other work.
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