This antiquarian volume contains a detailed and comprehensive biography of 'Jonathan Wild the Great' - written by Henry Fielding. Jonathan Wild (1682 - 1725) was a notorious and influential figure in the early-eighteenth century London underworld, renowned for operating on both sides of the law and posing as a fighter named 'Thief Taker General'. This fascinating, witty, and insightful biography will appeal to those with an interest in eighteenth century London, or in the seminal writings of Henry fielding. It would make for a great addition to any literary collection. Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754) was an esteemed English novelist famous for his unique humour and satirical finesse. We are republishing this vintage text now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.