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Wikipedia article

'Broad Arrow Jack' is a penny dreadful written by E. Harcourt Burrage in 1866.

Plot summary

'Broad Arrow Jack' follows the story of John Ashleigh, nicknamed Broad Arrow Jack on account of an arrow brand on his back. The story begins with Jack falling on hard times in colonial Australia, becoming a notorious outlaw and eventually in England married to a wealthy aristocrat.[http://www.enjolrasworld.com/Jess%20Nevins/League%20of%20Extraordinary%20Gentlemen/Notes%20on%20League%20of%20Extraordinary%20Gentlemen%204.htm Notes on the comic series, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.]

In Modern Popular Culture

* In 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, 'Broad Arrow Jack' appears as a crew member on Captain Nemo's 'The Nautilus'.


Category:1866 novels

Category:Penny dreadfuls

Category:Novels set in Australia

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