Beneath the respectable surface of Victorian England lay a criminal world as diverse, turbulent and vicious as any. This begins by looking at that age and its. The Victorian underworld. Front Cover. Kellow Chesney. Maurice Temple Smith Ltd., Bibliographic information. QR code for The Victorian underworld. Kellow Chesney (3 March – July ) was a journalist, publisher’s reader, editor and writer. His most notable book is The Victorian Underworld, first.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Maurice Temple Smith Ltd. Things are frequently “pestilential, putrid, foul, dank, revolting, mouldering, nightmarish and horrifying” to say nothing of your standard issue “sordid.

It is a very good, readable overview of the condition of those living outside of conventional English, Victorkan society in roughly the Dickens era. The book comes with many illustrations, plus glossary of colloquial words, which is very helpful and interesting to read. Edward Higgins rated it it was amazing Dec 13, People would pay good money for a particular window to see the execution.

E rated it really liked it Nov 01, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I guess it’s cherry picking the good from the bad but in honesty values which include extreme poverty, a lack of health careno real welfare state charitable concerns and the workhouse being about it and child labour don’t really seem to be much to aspire too Sheikh Tajamul rated it really liked it May 21, People assume, when I tell them that, that Chesney would mainly have influenced The Difference Engine, but actually this was very consciously the basis of the criminal society of Neuromancer, et al.


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Chesney is sympathetic where it is called for but still sees evil for evil baby farmers are one example. Might not have been read, but probably won’t make it further than passing on to a charity shop.

And that’s part of the charm of his book. Refresh and try again. I said ‘criminal world’ but the fact is that the panorama you see here is not restricted to them. A fascinating book which I highly recommend.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Also worth noting that many of today’s slang terms were borne from Victorian England – including Swag: Kellow Chesney 3 March — July [1] was a journalist, publisher’s reader, editor and writer.

I came to this looking for a London “Low Life,” and it kind of is. Retrieved 2 Victorkan It is that the book covers too many topics about which we have come to know more thanks to the scholarly efforts done after the book was originally published. British writers births deaths English writer stubs. He then entered journalism, eventually becoming a full-time writer.


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Policemen could only stand in awe of the occupations and illegal practices which grew up. Bought a 2nd hand copy, that was in good shape, with tight binding that appeared that the book had mostly just sat on shelves or in boxes.

This book is a story of the impacts of the first industrial revolution victoriaj low income, working men and women in England.