×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

London Labour and the London Poor
     

London Labour and the London Poor

5.0 1
by Henry Mayhew, Victor E. Neuburg (Introduction)
 

See All Formats & Editions

Unflinching reports of London’s poor from a prolific and influential English writer

London Labour and the London Poor originated in a series of articles, later published in four volumes, written for the Morning Chronicle in 1849 and 1850 when journalist Henry Mayhew was at the height of his career. Mayhew aimed simply to report the

Overview

Unflinching reports of London’s poor from a prolific and influential English writer

London Labour and the London Poor originated in a series of articles, later published in four volumes, written for the Morning Chronicle in 1849 and 1850 when journalist Henry Mayhew was at the height of his career. Mayhew aimed simply to report the realities of the poor from a compassionate and practical outlook. This penetrating selection shows how well he succeeded: the underprivileged of London become extraordinarily and often shockingly alive.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Journalist Mayhew wrote these texts as newspaper articles between 1849 and 1850. He exposed the underbelly of London's impoverished masses, some working, some begging, others stealing. Dickens, it ain't.


—Michael Rogers
From the Publisher
"Henry Mayhew's "London Labour and the London Poor" takes the fascinated and appalled reader deep into the world of the Victorian underclass...It's a book you'll want to keep as well as reread." —The Washington Post

"A smartly presented abridgement...highly welcome." — Forward

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140432411
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Henry Mayhew was a journalist, novelist, dramatist, and one of the founding editors of Punch. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and is Fellow and Tutor in English at Magdalen College, Oxford.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

London Labour and the London Poor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who loves history should love reading the details of the lives of the lower classes in mid-nineteenth century London. Fascinating.