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London Labour and the London Poor Volume IV
Subtitled A Cyclopaedia of the condition and earnings of those that will work, those that cannot work, and those that will not work.
This volume: Those that will not work, comprising prostitutes, swindlers, thieves, beggars.
Henry Mayhew was a social researcher and journalist who compiled a four volume work in minute detail on the lives of the poor in London, of which this is the fourth volume, published in 1862, and co-written with Bracebridge Hemyng, John Binny and Andrew Halliday.
Notes: 1. Arithmetical errors have been left unchanged.
2. The Appendix consists of a number of maps and tables of statistics, comparing the counties of England and Wales. The 'casual listener' may wish to skip these.
Summary by Peter Yearsley and Gillian Hendrie
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