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The Big City or the New Mayhew Paperback – 1962


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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; 1st Edition by Penguin Books edition (1962)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0000CLJPU
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 990,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Henry Mayhews famous survey,London Labour & the London Poor.Painted a glaring picture of poverty & degradation of the last century.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jorn G. Cooper on 16 April 2009
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the first time i read this book was in the late '50's. i had a paperback version. had been searching for this on and off for decades, until the internet came no luck, now i am re reading it again, its a very funny read, sociologically and historically incisive, it wears its years well, stands the test of time. ideal for a londoner who has a sense of humour and an awareness of mid victorian and 20th centuries history. it works for me. allways make your own mind up though, never rule out a book or film just because a reviewer may not like it!
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