London Labour and the London Poor
London Labour and the London Poor originated in a series of articles, later published in four volumes, written for the Morning Chronicle in 1849 and 1850 when journalist Henry Mayhew was at the height of his career. Mayhew aimed simply to report the realities of the poor from a compassiona...more
Anyone who is interested in social history, or the history of London should read this book.
The breakdown of ordinary people's lives remains fascinating, especially as so many of the traditions have since been lost.
A very, very interesting book.
While this contains a fair selection across the original it is a selection. This book also leaves out most of volume four, which admittedly was mostly written by others. VOl 4 is available separately as 'the London Underworld in the Victorian period" but it's also an 'Unabridged selection".....whatever that means.