The London Underworld in the Victorian Period: v. 1 - pr_430020

The London Underworld in the Victorian Period: v. 1

Authentic First-person Accounts by Beggars, Thieves and Prostitutes

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The first and possibly the greatest sociological study of poverty in nineteenth-century London, this survey by a journalist invented the genre of oral history a century before the term was coined. Henry Mayhew and his collaborators explored hundreds of miles of London streets in the 1840s and 1850s, gathering thousands of pages of testimony from the city's humbler residents. A sprawling, four-volume history resulted; this extract focuses on the criminal class, whose true stories of degradation, horror, and desperation rival Dickensian fiction.

Product code: 9780486440064

ISBN 9780486440064
Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW137xS21
No. Of Pages 416
The first and possibly the greatest sociological study of poverty in 19th-century London, this survey features true stories of degradation, horror, and desperation that rival Dickensian fiction.