Introduction   On Racism   Epigraphs   A History of the Pulps   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   

Glossary and Character Taxonomy  Breakdown by Country of Origin   Bibliography   Table of Contents

Duval, Claude (I). Claude Duval (1643-1670) was a French highwayman who robbed stagecoaches in England. He was famous for always acting in a gentlemanly manner toward his victims. He appeared in Claude Duval Library #1-48 (1902-1906), written by “Charlton Lea,” the pseudonym of Alfred S. Burrage (Spring-Heeled Jack). The fictional version of Duval is a Gentleman Bandit, (ahistorically) friends with Dick Turpin and a number of other famous highwayman, and is portrayed in a sentimental manner at odds with the historical record.

Table of Contents / Annotations / Blog / Books / Patreon / Twitter / Contact me