A Child of the Jago (Oxford World's Classics)

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Here is the only critical edition of Arthur Morrison's searing tale of life in the slums of London's East End. Peter Miles's comprehensive edition offers unrivalled contextual material about the book, its author, and the social debates to which it contributed. The introduction discusses the real slums of London, Morrison's life and work, the social politics of the book, and its importance as a novel of social realism. Invaluable notes illuminate details of life in the East End and real-life parallels of Morrison's characters and situations. In addition, the book includes a glossary of slang terms.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Peter Miles is Emeritus Fellow of the English Association, and formerly Head of English, University of Wales, Lampeter.

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Jago had got him, and it held him fast. In the worst of London s East End slums, in an area called the Jago, young Dicky Perrott is used to a life of poverty, crime, and violence. Gang warfare is the order of the day, deaths are commonplace, and thieving the only way to survive. At first Dicky dreams of becoming a High Mobsman - one of the aristocrats of Jago crime - but the efforts of Father Sturt to improve conditions offer him a different path. Dicky s journey takes him through a savage but colourful community of pickpockets and cosh-carriers, where the police only enter in threes, and where murder erupts with an unusual horror and intimacy. Morrison s portrayal of the Victorian underclass and its underworld drew attention to the bleak prospects for children living in such surroundings, and it is a classic of slum-fiction. In this edition Peter Miles provides a rich contextual background to the creation of the novel, and the social debates to which it contributed. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780199605514

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Jago had got him, and it held him fast. In the worst of London s East End slums, in an area called the Jago, young Dicky Perrott is used to a life of poverty, crime, and violence. Gang warfare is the order of the day, deaths are commonplace, and thieving the only way to survive. At first Dicky dreams of becoming a High Mobsman - one of the aristocrats of Jago crime - but the efforts of Father Sturt to improve conditions offer him a different path. Dicky s journey takes him through a savage but colourful community of pickpockets and cosh-carriers, where the police only enter in threes, and where murder erupts with an unusual horror and intimacy. Morrison s portrayal of the Victorian underclass and its underworld drew attention to the bleak prospects for children living in such surroundings, and it is a classic of slum-fiction. In this edition Peter Miles provides a rich contextual background to the creation of the novel, and the social debates to which it contributed. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780199605514

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, A Child of the Jago, Arthur Morrison, Peter Miles, 'The Jago had got him, and it held him fast.' In the worst of London's East End slums, in an area called the Jago, young Dicky Perrott is used to a life of poverty, crime, and violence. Gang warfare is the order of the day, deaths are commonplace, and thieving the only way to survive. At first Dicky dreams of becoming a High Mobsman - one of the aristocrats of Jago crime - but the efforts of Father Sturt to improve conditions offer him a different path. Dicky's journey takes him through a savage but colourful community of pickpockets and cosh-carriers, where the police only enter in threes, and where murder erupts with an unusual horror and intimacy. Morrison's portrayal of the Victorian underclass and its underworld drew attention to the bleak prospects for children living in such surroundings, and it is a classic of slum-fiction. In this edition Peter Miles provides a rich contextual background to the creation of the novel, and the social debates to which it contributed. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. Codice libro della libreria B9780199605514

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2012. Condizione libro: New. 2012. 1st Edition. Paperback. In the slum streets of the Jago, Dicky Perrott lives a life of petty crime and violence. With Father Sturt's arrival, he sees how his horizons might alter. Dicky's story highlights the terrible conditions of the Victorian underworld and the social policy that underpinned it. This edition provides rich contextual background material. Editor(s): Miles, Peter. Series: Oxford World's Classics. Num Pages: 256 pages, map of the Jago. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 132 x 196 x 16. Weight in Grams: 190. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780199605514

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA. Condizione libro: New. 2012. 1st Edition. Paperback. In the slum streets of the Jago, Dicky Perrott lives a life of petty crime and violence. With Father Sturt's arrival, he sees how his horizons might alter. Dicky's story highlights the terrible conditions of the Victorian underworld and the social policy that underpinned it. This edition provides rich contextual background material. Editor(s): Miles, Peter. Series: Oxford World's Classics. Num Pages: 256 pages, map of the Jago. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 132 x 196 x 16. Weight in Grams: 190. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780199605514

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