Top positive review
Poor choice of cover
29 January 2015
The main oddity about this edition is the cover. Why has a picture of people from the 1940s been used to illustrate a book about Victorian London?
My other complaint would be that the description of the book does not make it clear that this is a selection of extracts from Mayhew's work rather than a complete copy.
Now that I'm more aware of the total length of the original work (three volumes and a shorter fourth), this seems reasonable, but I would still have prefered to know BEFORE I bought this book, as I already own a small volume of extracts.