London Labour And The London Poor

Paperback | July 1, 1986

byHenry MayhewIntroduction byVictor E. NeuburgEditorVictor Neuberg

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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.

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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...

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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 real...

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"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 even...

"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 even...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 7.8 × 5.6 × 1.4 inPublished:July 1, 1986Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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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 theoretical or political bias, Mayhew blamed poor people’s hardships as much on themselves as on society. Both sympathetic and sensible, he aimed merely to report objectively. This stunning selection brings London’s underprivileged in the mid-19th century to brilliant life.