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

London Labour and the London Poor originated in a series of articles written for the Morning Chronicle in 1849-50, when Mayhew was at the height of his powers as a journalist, and was eventually published in four volumes in 1861-2. Victor Neuburg's judicious selection ranges from costermongers to ex-convicts, from chimney-sweeps to vagrants, and includes illustrations from the 1865 impression.

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ISBN-13: 9781840226195
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Pages: 636
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.50(d)

About 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.

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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.