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The Resource The streets, Anthony Quinn

The streets, Anthony Quinn

Label
The streets
Title
The streets
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Quinn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1882: David Wildeblood, a 21-year-old from rural Norfolk, arrives in London to start investigating the notorious slum of Somers Town, recording house by house the number of inhabitants, their occupations and standard of living. By mapping the streets in this way, his employer intends to show the world the stark realities of poverty in its greatest city. Befriended by a young coster and his sister, David learns the slang of the hawkers and traders, sharpers and scavengers, magsmen and mobsmen, who throng the teeming byways of Somers Town. It is a place of Darwinian survival and the deeper he penetrates the squalor and destitution, the more appalled he is by mounting evidence that someone is making a profit from people's suffering. A dinner at the Kensington home of his godfather, a cabal of prominent citizens reveal a radical solution to the problem of London's poor.
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Writing style
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10208072
Cataloging source
NOV
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1964-
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Quinn, Anthony
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The streets, Anthony Quinn
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050088954
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 p.
Isbn
9780224096928
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The streets, Anthony Quinn
Publication
Control code
000050088954
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 p.
Isbn
9780224096928
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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