London: A Pilgrimage

London: A Pilgrimage

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Paperback, Anthem Press, 2005, ISBN# 1843311933
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'London: A Pilgrimage' was conceived in 1868 by the journalist and playwright Blanchard Jerrold. Accompanied by the famous artist Gustave Dore, Jerrold prowled every corner of the heaving metropolis, sometimes with plain-clothes police for protection. 'London: A Pilgrimage' is a forgotten classic of social journalism, a frank and brutal look at the poverty striken, gin-swilling London of the nineteenth century, written in a perceptive, bold and gripping style.

180 incredible etchings by Dore escort Jerrold on his odyssey through the pulsating city, into the Lambeth gas works, seedy opium dens and grubby bathing houses; peering curiously into the desperate lives of the flower sellers, lavender girls and organ grinders. 'London: A Pilgrimage' is an enlightening work that brings to life the chaotic and gloomy past of a great city on the cusp of modern times.

Peter Ackroyd's excellent introduction sheds further light on the period and the context in which Jerrold and Dore felt compelled to reveal to the world the squalor into which London was slowly sinking.

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Number of Pages: 223
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: LONDON (ENGLAND)_DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL ,  LONDON (ENGLAND)_SOCIAL LIFE AND CUSTOMS
Author: Jerrold, Blanchard ,  Dore, Gustave ,  Ackroyd, Peter
Target Audience: Trade
Series Title: Anthem Travel Classics Ser.
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Anthem Pr
ISBN-13: 9781843311935
Illustrator: Dor, Gustave
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 4.75 x 7.75 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 1843311933
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