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The Secret World of the Victorian Lodging House

Joseph O'Neill

Throughout the burgeoning cities of Victorian Britain, lodging houses provided shelter to those who flocked from the countryside in search of work. Crowded, insanitary and often disreputable, they aroused the horror of respectable society, and were viewed as hotbeds of crime and disease. Drawing on contemporary accounts, newspaper reports and court cases, this fascinating social history shines a light into the shadowy world of itinerant labourers, criminals, street entertainers, peddlers, prostitutes, abandoned children, and families fallen on hard times.
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  • Publisher: Pen & Sword
  • Year: 2014
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 186pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 230x156mm
  • ISBN: 9781781593936
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.5kg
Product code:
506174
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