London Labour and the London Poor

London Labour and the London Poor

By Henry Mayhew; Victor E. Neuburg (Introduction by); Victor Neuburg (Designed by)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140432411, 544pp.

Publication Date: April 2007

Unflinching reports of London's poor from a prolific and influential English writer

"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 compassionate and practical outlook. This penetrating selection shows how well he succeeded: the underprivileged of London become extraordinarily and often shockingly alive.
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About the Author
Henry Mayhew (18121887) was a journalist, social investigator, novelist, and author his work distinguished by vivid reportage, unsentimental sympathy, humor, and an eye for detail.
Victor Neuburg is a former senior lecturer at the School of Librarianship, University of North London. His publications include "Popular Literature" and "A Guide to the Western Front,"