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London Labour and the London Poor (Hardback)Henry Mayhew (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 198 x 137 x 32 mm
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst has a strong sense of the contradictory forces at work in Mayhew's writing, which he compares successively to a peep show, a collection of dramatic monologues and an early work of sociology...This selection is still as long as a fair-sized novel, with helpful notes and a springy, suggestive introduction that captures the energy and variety of Mayhew's world. * John Bowen, Times Literary Supplement. *
Should be required reading not just for lovers of Dickens, but for anyone who wants to understand our 19th century. * Simon Heffer, Daily Telegraph *
[A] superb new edition. * Ian Thomson, Evening Standard *
As riveting as any Dickensian novel and as salutary as any social services report, this is a unique insight into the life of the capital over a hundred years ago. * Robert Gwyn Palmer, The Resident *
A collection of some of the best descriptive writing in the English language. * Roy Hattersley, New Statesman *
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