All Sorts and Conditions of Men

All Sorts and Conditions of Men : An Impossible Story (1910)

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This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Determined to use her inherited wealth benevolently, Angela Messenger, an idealistic Cambridge graduate, changes her name and takes lodgings in a Stepney boarding-house, seeking to understand the East End and its people. The young and aristocratic Harry Le Breton also haunts the area, discovering his origins and a new sense of kinship. Simultaneously a 'condition of England' novel, New Woman fiction, romance, comedy, satire, and crime story, All Sorts and Conditions of Men has strong roots in the politics of nineteenth-century reform.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 653g
  • Kessinger Publishing
  • Whitefish MT, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0548792879
  • 9780548792872

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Determined to use her inherited wealth benevolently, Angela Messenger, an idealistic Cambridge graduate, changes her name and takes lodgings in a Stepney boarding-house, seeking to understand the East End and its people. The young and aristocratic Harry Le Breton also haunts the area, discovering his origins and a new sense of kinship. Simultaneously a 'condition of England' novel, New Woman fiction, romance, comedy, satire, and crime story, All Sorts and Conditions of Men has strong roots in the politics of nineteenth-century reform.show more

Review quote

"More than a good, rollicking read, the book had important consequences, inspiring the foundation of the Mile End People's Palace in 1887 for the 'intellectual improvement and rational amusement' of the lower classes. Worth reading, either as history or entertainment."--he Observershow more