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Henry Mayhew was a journalist on a London newspaper in the 1850s, writing a series of articles about working-class London. These were collected and published in book form in 1861 as 'London Labour and the London Poor'. Mayhew interviewed Victorian workers and documented what they thought about their jobs, and their lives. And uniquely among Victorian social investigators,Henry Mayhew was a journalist on a London newspaper in the 1850s, writing a series of articles about working-class London. These were collected and published in book form in 1861 as 'London Labour and the London Poor'. Mayhew interviewed Victorian workers and documented what they thought about their jobs, and their lives. And uniquely among Victorian social investigators, he recorded people's own accounts, giving generous space to direct quotation. Mayhew allowed his subjects to speak for themselves and the results are fascinating. From costermongers to cutlery sellers and crossing sweepers; from watercress and flower girls to Thames watermen and bus drivers; from street photographers and acrobats to scavengers and song sellers: the range is amazing. This book will be based on a selection of Mayhew's interviews, supported by the author's narrative and additional material, such as contemporary songs, poems, advertisements and engravings. The intention is to create an entertaining and varied resource of Victorian life with strong curriculum, as well as trade, appeal....

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ISBN : 9780439960854
Format Type : Hardback
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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Coster Girls And Mudlarks Reviews

  • Bettie☯
    2018-11-03 11:06

    On to Laura Grover in VirginiaIn Victorian Britain it was thought shameful to be poor, and so poor people were blamed for their own difficulties, whatever the cause.For the most this is abook based on the findings of Henry Mayhew (founder of Punch) and put into modern easy parlance - just right for today's youngsters to get a grip on yesterday's youngsters' lives.Penny Dreadfuls:

  • Laura
    2018-11-10 09:09

    Belinda Hollyer has chosen a selection of interviews from Henry Mayhew's London Labour and the London Poor and added notes to make the book friendly to 21st century YA readers. Although I'm not a YA reader, I enjoyed her notes as well and thought that she did a good job making the material come alive by contrasting the realities of Victorian London with comparable ones from today.