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The London underworld in the Victorian period : authentic first-person accounts by beggars, thieves, and prostitutes

Author: Henry Mayhew
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2005.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Mayhew
ISBN: 0486440060 9780486440064
OCLC Number: 57432349
Notes: "Unabridged republication of 'Prostitution in London' (by Bracebridge Hemyng), 'Thieves and swindlers' (by John Binny), and 'Beggars' (by Andrew Halliday) from volume IV (also known as 'the extra volume' and subtitled, Those that will not work, comprising prostitutes, thieves, swindlers, and beggars) of London labour and London poor, originally published in 1861 by Griffin, Bohn, and Company, London"--Title page verso.
Description: vi, 404 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prostitutes --
Prostitution in London / by Bracebridge Hemyng --
The dependants of prostitutes --
Clandestine prostitutes --
Cohabitant prostitutes --
Criminal returns --
Traffic in foreign women --
Thieves and swindlers / by John Binny --
Sneaks, or common thieves --
Pickpockets and shoplifters --
Horse and dog stealers --
Highway robbers --
Housebreakers and burglars --
Prostitute thieves --
Felonies on the River Thames --
Receivers of stolen property --
Coining --
Cheats --
Beggars and cheats / by Andrew Halliday --
Origin and history of the Poor Laws --
Street beggars in 1816 --
Mendicant pensioners --
Begging-letter writers in 1816 --
Mendicity society --
Begging-letter writers --
Advertising begging-letter writers --
Ashamed beggars --
The swell beggar --
Clean family beggars --
Naval and military beggars --
Foreign beggars --
Disaster beggars --
Petty trading beggars --
Dependants of beggars --
Distressed operative beggars.
Other Titles: London labour and the London poor.
Responsibility: Henry Mayhew and others ; illustrated.
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