The Classic Slum: Salford Life In The First Quarter Of The Century by Robert RobertsThe Classic Slum: Salford Life In The First Quarter Of The Century by Robert Roberts

The Classic Slum: Salford Life In The First Quarter Of The Century

byRobert Roberts

Paperback | December 7, 1990

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"A vivid, unforgettable picture of the quality—or lack of it—of life in England among 'ordinary' people."—Peter Stansky.
Robert Roberts was born in a Salford slum in 1905, the son of corner shopkeepers. After school he was an engineering apprentice for seven years and was then unemployed for three years, during which he studied languages and how to start a revolution. While a teacher he began to write stories, plays, BBC scripts and stories, several of w...
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Title:The Classic Slum: Salford Life In The First Quarter Of The CenturyFormat:PaperbackPublished:December 7, 1990Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014013624X

ISBN - 13:9780140136241

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

1 Class Structure
2 Possessions
3 Manners and Morals
4 Governors, Pastors and Masters
5 The Common Scene
6 Food, Drink and Physic
7 Alma Mater
8 Culture
9 The Great Release
10 High Days and After

Appendices
1 Conducted Tour
2 Snuffy
3 Bronze Mushrooms

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Index

Illustrations
The photographs, which have not been published before, were taken around the early 1900s by a Worsley man, Samuel Coulthurst, who went about Salford dressed as a rag and bone merchant with his camera concealed on a handcart.

1. Corner shop
2. A muffler–white, if possible, for the Lord's day
3. Some were too poor to buy at the old clothes shops
4. General dealer
5. The clothiers
6. Women of the time I
7. Women of the time II
8. Water for the wheel: a knife and scissors grinder
9. Hawkers at rest
10. 'The short way out of Manchester'
11. A barrel organ called Tuesdays and Saturdays
12. Theatre by the market
13. Boys haggling at the hen market