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    Description"London Labour and the London Poor" originated in a series of newspaper articles written by the great journalist Henry Mayhew between 1849 and 1850. A dozen years later, it had grown into the fullest picture we have of labouring people in the world's greatest city in the nineteenth century - a four volume account of the hopes, customs, grievances and habits of the working-classes that allows them to tell their own stories. Combining practicality with compassion, Mayhew worked unencumbered by political theory and strove solely to report on the lives of the London poor, their occupations and trades. This selection shows how well he succeeded. From costermongers to ex-convicts, from chimney-sweeps to vagrants, the underprivileged of London are uniquely brought to life - their plight expressed through a startling blend of first person accounts, Mayhew's perceptions, and sharp statistics.


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    Title
    London Labour and the London Poor: Selection
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry Mayhew, Introduction by Victor Neuburg, Edited by Victor Neuburg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 373 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140432411
    ISBN 10: 0140432418
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Henry Mayhew (1812?1887) was a journalist, social investigator, novelist, and author? his work distinguished by vivid reportage, unsentimental sympathy, humor, and an eye for detail. Victor Neuburg is a former senior lecturer at the School of Librarianship, University of North London. His publications include Popular Literature and A Guide to the Western Front.