Henry Mayhew’s London is an edited selection from Henry Mayhew’s London Labour and the London Poor. In it, Henry Mayhew describes the lives of people from the margins of Victorian society, ranging from pickpockets to dung gatherers, and from hot eel sellers to peep show exhibitors. The material in Henry Mayhew’s London has been selected to give the reader a sense of the variety and richness of London Labour and the London Poor. London Labour and the London Poor is an invaluable source for anybody interested in social history, and for anybody interested in Victorian London and Victorian street life.
Mayhew’s London by Henry Mayhew
Blue cloth board covers with white decorated dust jacket and white spine. Light edge wear and corner bumps. Clean, tight pages and binding with yellowing page edges. Published by Bracken Books in 1984. Measures 8.5 x 6 inches with 592 pages. G – History