ISBN 9780140432411,London Labour & the London Poor : Pengui

London Labour & the London Poor : Pengui


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ISBN 9780140432411

Penguin UK

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780140432411

ISBN-10 0140432418


Number of Pages 508 Pages
Language (English)

Business & Economics

An in-depth account of the hopes, customs, grievances, and habits of the working-classes, that allows them to tell their own stories Unflinching reports of London's poor from a prolific and influential English writer London Labour and the London Poor originated in a series of articles, later published in four volumes, written for the Morning Chronicle in 1849 and 1850 when journalist Henry Mayhew was at the height of his career. Mayhew aimed simply to report the realities of the poor from a compassionate and practical outlook. This penetrating selection shows how well he succeeded: the underprivileged of London become extraordinarily and often shockingly alive