9780199697571-0199697574-London Labour and the London Poor (Oxford World's Classics)

London Labour and the London Poor (Oxford World's Classics)

ISBN-13: 9780199697571
ISBN-10: 0199697574
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Mayhew, Henry
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 472 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780199697571
ISBN-10: 0199697574
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Mayhew, Henry
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 472 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mayhew, Henry wrote London Labour and the London Poor (Oxford World's Classics) comprising 472 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0199697574 and 9780199697571. Since then London Labour and the London Poor (Oxford World's Classics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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An extraordinary work of investigative journalism, literature, and sociology, London Labour and the London Poor originated in a series of articles for a local newspaper and grew into a massive record of the daily life of Victorian London's underclass. By turns alarming, touching, and funny, the pages of London Labour and the London Poor exposed a previously hidden world. Henry Mayhew conducted hundreds of interviews that provided a first-hand account of costermongers and street-sellers, of sewer-scavengers and chimney-sweeps, creating an intimate and detailed portrait that offered unprecedented insight into their day-to-day struggle for survival. Combined with Mayhew's comprehensive data gathering, these stories have an immediacy that owes much to his sympathetic understanding and effective literary style. This new selection offers a cross-section of the original volumes and their evocative illustrations, including among other features an introduction by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst that illuminates Mayhew's life and career, the genesis and development of the book, and its influence on contemporaries such as Dickens and Kingsley.

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