London Labour and the London Poor

London Labour and the London Poor

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London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew

This groundbreaking investigation into the lives of London's underclass was undertaken by Henry Mayhew in the 1850s. His interviews with street traders, beggars, and thieves results in a work as vivid as a Victorian novel. This new selection includes original illustrations and an illluminating introduction and notes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780191501470
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 10/14/2010
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Henry Mayhew was a journalist, novelist, dramatist, and social investigator, born in London in 1812. He was one of the founding editors of Punch and went on to produce some of the most important journalism of the nineteenth century. His series of articles on 'Labour and the Poor' attracted wide notice and eventually grew into a massive four-volume work. He died in 1887. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph and Times Literary Supplement and has previously edited Dickens's A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books and Great Expectations for OWC. He is the author of Victorian Afterlives: the Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-Century Literature (OUP, 2002).

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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.