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London Characters: Illustrations of the Humour, Pathos, and Peculiarities of London Life (1881)

Henry Mayhew

ISBN 10: 1447465326 / ISBN 13: 9781447465324
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488 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 1.1in.London Characters: Illustrations of the Humour, Pathos, and Peculiarities of London Life is a charming and humorous book containing a number of varied sketches of people in London. Complete with the original text and illustrations, this wonderful book offers uncanny profiles and personalities of its many subjects, engagingly written by the great Henry Mayhew. Containing chapters such as: Sitting at a Play, In the Witness Box, Sketches in Court, Down at Westminster, Afternoons The Park, this witty compendium of observations is sure to appeal to the discerning reader. Henry Mayhew was an English journalist, social researcher, and playwright. Written in 1881, this scarce classic has been chosen for its cultural value to be proudly republished now with an introductory biography of the author. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781447465324

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Title: London Characters: Illustrations of the ...

Publisher: Read Books

Binding: Paperback

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London Characters: Illustrations of the Humour, Pathos, and Peculiarities of London Life is a charming and humorous book containing a number of varied sketches of people in London. Complete with the original text and illustrations, this wonderful book offers uncanny profiles and personalities of its many subjects, engagingly written by the great Henry Mayhew. Containing chapters such as: Sitting at a Play, In the Witness Box, Sketches in Court, Down at Westminster, Afternoons “The Park’, this witty compendium of observations is sure to appeal to the discerning reader. Henry Mayhew was an English journalist, social researcher, and playwright. Written in 1881, this scarce classic has been chosen for its cultural value to be proudly republished now with an introductory biography of the author.

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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,"

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