The City of the Jugglers

by William North
William North’s The City of the Jugglers or, Free Trade in Souls, A Romance of the “Golden” Age (1850) is one of the most original novels of the mid-Victorian period, but it is also the most elusive book by one of the nineteenth-century’s most elusive authors. Only three surviving copies are recorded in WorldCat, with only two listed in libraries in North America. This facsimile, scanned from the original 1850 edition now in the University of South Carolina’s Department of Rare Books & Special Collections, makes North’s book available for the first time since its original publication. In addition to this digital version, the book is also being made available, as a print-on-demand book, through the University of South Carolina Press’s AccessAble Books series.