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Artist-William Hogarth

In a way, the inventor of the graphic novel. He created series of etchings which warned of the results of moral weakness.

“Harlot’s Progress” follows a young woman from country girl , to prostitute, to death

“Rake’s Progress” tells a similar story from the male side, the downfall of a wealthy partier from taverns & whorehouses to the insane asylum

“Marriage a-la-mode” shows an arranged marriage for money ending up in murder/suicide

“Beer Street & Gin Lane” illustrates the results of too much imbibing

 

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