London Labour and the London Poor

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Product Number: DD41810
Released: Sep 14, 2018
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ISBN: #9781781981542
Narrator/s: David Timson
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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London Labour and the London Poor is a rare and fascinating insight into the lives and struggles of the 19th-century poor. Written by journalist and reformer Henry Mayhew, a founder and editor of the satirical magazine Punch, it collects hundreds of testimonials from the lower strata of Victorian society. We encounter street entertainers, 'pure finders', cabinetmakers, gingerbread sellers, 'screeve-fakers', swindlers and burglars. We hear accounts from toshers finding items in sewers, people attempting to train pigs to dance, and witness the sale of everything from gilt watches and chickweed to needles, dog collars and eel soup. It is a remarkable work, said to have inspired the socially conscious fiction of Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray, who described it as 'a picture of human life so wonderful, so awful, so piteous and pathetic, so exciting and terrible, that readers of romances own they never read anything like to it'

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Author(s): Henry Mayhew
Genre: History

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Author(s): Henry Mayhew
Narrator(s): David Timson
Genre: History
Product Number Z100109099
Released: Sep 14, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781781981559

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