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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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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Anyone who loves history should love reading the details of the lives of the lower classes in mid-nineteenth century London. Fascinating.