From Our Editors
Representing Henry Mayhew at the peak of his
journalistic talent, London Labour and the London Poor began as a
series of articles for the Morning Chronicle in 1849 and was
eventually published in four volumes in 1861. Victor Neuburg’s intelligent
selection features costermongers, ex-convicts, chimney sweeps and vagrants, as
well as illustrations from the 1865 impression. With no theor...
From the Publisher
Unflinching reports of London’s poor from a prolific and influential English writerLondon 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. T...
From the Jacket
"I shall consider the whole of the metropolitan poor under three separate phases, according as they will work, they can’t work, and they won’t work."London Labour and the London Poor originated in a series of articles written for the Morning Chronicle in 1849-50, when Mayhew was at the height of his powers as a journalist, and was eventually published in four volumes in 1861-2.Victor Neuburg’s jud...