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London labour and the London poor : a selected edition

Author: Henry Mayhew; Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Originating from a series of articles written for the Morning Chronicle during the mid-19th century, 'London Labour and the London Poor' is Mayhew's survey of the people of the capital, attributing the hardships of the poor to themselves as well as to society.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Mayhew; Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
ISBN: 9780199566082 0199566089
OCLC Number: 698183116
Notes: Originally published in weekly numbers between December 1850 and February 1852. This selection uses the original: London : Griffin, Bohn, and Co., 1861-62 edition.
Description: lii, 472 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Henry Mayhew ; edited by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst.

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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  Read more...

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A collection of some of the best descriptive writing in the English language. * Roy Hattersley, New Statesman * As riveting as any Dickensian novel and as salutary as any social services report, Read more...

 
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