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MAYHEW, H.: London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)


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MAYHEW, H.: London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)

London Labour and the London Poor is a rare and fascinating insight into the lives and struggles of the 19th-century poor. Written by journalist and reformer Henry Mayhew, a founder and editor of the satirical magazine Punch, it collects hundreds of testimonials from the lower strata of Victorian society. We encounter street entertainers, ‘pure finders’, cabinetmakers, gingerbread sellers, ‘screeve-fakers’, swindlers and burglars. We hear accounts from toshers finding items in sewers, people attempting to train pigs to dance, and witness the sale of everything from gilt watches and chickweed to needles, dog collars and eel soup. It is a remarkable work, said to have inspired the socially conscious fiction of Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray, who described it as ‘a picture of human life so wonderful, so awful, so piteous and pathetic, so exciting and terrible, that readers of romances own they never read anything like to it’.



Disc 1

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   London Labour and the London Poor 00:06:38
2.   1: Street - folk 00:01:36
3.   Street - folk Of wandering tribes in general 00:09:32
4.   Wandering tribes in this country 00:02:35
5.   Of the number of costermongers and other street - folk 00:10:35
6.   Of the varieties of street - folk in general, and costermongers in particular 00:06:03
7.   Habits and amusements of costermongers 00:10:52
8.   The other amusements of this class of the community are the theatre and the penny concert 00:09:54
9.   Gambling of costermongers 00:12:32


Disc 2

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   The 'Vic. Gallery' 00:10:59
2.   The politics of costermongers - policemen 00:05:09
3.   Marriage and concubinage of costermongers 00:04:31
4.   Religion of costermongers 00:04:15
5.   Of the uneducated state of costermongers 00:07:14
6.   Language of costermongers 00:02:30
7.   Of the nicknames of costermongers 00:01:23
8.   Of the education of costermongers' children 00:01:46
9.   The literature of costermongers 00:03:18
10.   Of the costermongers' capital 00:01:45
11.   Of the 'slang' weights and measures 00:04:00
12.   Of the boys of the costermongers, and their bunts 00:04:45
13.   Education of the 'coster - lads' 00:06:55
14.   The life of a coster - lad 00:07:06
15.   Of the 'penny gaff' 00:04:33


Disc 3

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   The visitors, with a few exceptions, were all boys and girls 00:14:39
2.   Of the coster - girls 00:11:58
3.   The life of a coster - girl 00:10:53
4.   Of the homes of the costermongers 00:12:40
5.   Of the dress of the costermongers 00:08:35
6.   Of the diet and drink of costermongers 00:03:08
7.   Of the earnings of costermongers 00:10:00


Disc 4

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   Of the capital and income of the costermongers 00:01:33
2.   Of the providence and improvidence of costermongers 00:05:20
3.   Of the costermongers in bad weather and during the cholera 00:03:07
4.   Of the costermongers' raffles 00:02:32
5.   Of the tricks of costermongers 00:04:37
6.   2: Minorities 00:01:11
7.   Minorities: Of the street Irish 00:05:08
8.   Of the causes which have made the Irish turn costermongers 00:07:41
9.   How the street Irish displanted the Jews in the orange trade 00:07:24
10.   Of the religion of the street - Irish 00:09:56
11.   Of the education, literature, amusements and politics of the street - Irish 00:03:07
12.   The homes of the street - Irish 00:13:14
13.   Irish lodging - houses for immigrants 00:04:13


Disc 5

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   In one of the worst class of lodging - houses 00:09:23
2.   Of the diet, drink and expense of living of the street - Irish 00:11:31
3.   Of the resources of the street - Irish as regards stock money, sickness, burials, &c. 00:05:34
4.   Of the history of some Irish street - sellers 00:09:33
5.   Of the Irish refuse - sellers 00:06:14
6.   The street - Jews 00:02:36
7.   Of the trades and localities of the street - Jews 00:09:12
8.   Of the Jew old - clothes men 00:12:21
9.   Of a Jew street - seller 00:03:45


Disc 6

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   Of the Jew - boy street - sellers 00:08:51
2.   Of the pursuits, dwellings, traffic, etc., of the Jew 00:04:36
3.   Of the street Jewesses and street Jew - girls 00:05:32
4.   Of the synagogues and the religion of the street - and other Jews 00:07:33
5.   Of the politics, literature, and amusements of the Jews 00:05:54
6.   Of the charities, schools, and education of the Jews 00:13:38
7.   The Negro crossing - sweeper, who had lost both his legs 00:10:29
8.   The loss of my limbs is bad enough 00:11:44
9.   The Negro cook 00:04:34


Disc 7

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   3: Voices of the poor: The Employed and the Destitute 00:01:18
2.   Voices of the poor: Street - sellers of 'wet' fish 00:02:05
3.   Street - sellers of 'wet' fish 00:07:21
4.   Street - sellers of sprats 00:07:13
5.   Street - sellers of shell - fish 00:07:25
6.   Street sellers of fruit and vegetables 00:01:16
7.   Superior or - aristocratic - vegetable sellers 00:06:38
8.   Of the character of the street - stalls 00:01:42
9.   A fruit - stall keeper 00:08:37
10.   The London flower - girls 00:00:51
11.   Of two orphan flower - girls 00:09:29
12.   Of the life of a flower - girl [who had kept 'loose' company] 00:03:35
13.   The street - sellers of fried fish 00:01:12
14.   Fishy' the trader in fried fish 00:11:52


Disc 8

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   The street - sellers of baked potatoes 00:01:07
2.   A baked potato vendor 00:05:45
3.   The cats' - and dogs' - meat dealers 00:00:51
4.   A cats' - meat carrier 00:03:51
5.   Street - sellers of drinkables (coffee) 00:01:08
6.   A coffee - vendor in a small way of business 00:08:16
7.   Sellers of hot - cross buns 00:04:02
8.   The muffin man 00:05:16
9.   Street - orators 00:01:07
10.   Of running patterers 00:03:06
11.   The street - buyers 00:01:15
12.   Street - buyers of rags and bones 00:00:41
13.   The rag - and - bone man 00:07:25
14.   Street - sellers of second - hand articles 00:01:00
15.   Seller of second - hand metal - wares 00:07:06
16.   The 'pure' - finders 00:01:26
17.   A female pure finder 00:11:29
18.   The mud - larks 00:00:54
19.   A child mud - lark 00:05:42


Disc 9

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   The experiences of a juvenile mud - lark 00:10:29
2.   Scavengers 00:00:47
3.   A 'regular scavager' 00:11:02
4.   Omnibus drivers and conductors 00:01:23
5.   An omnibus driver 00:05:06
6.   An omnibus conductor 00:05:47
7.   Carmen and porters 00:01:20
8.   Van driver 00:03:12
9.   Crossing - sweepers 00:01:28
10.   The old dame who supports a pensioner 00:03:48
11.   Mary, who had been a serving - maid 00:07:05
12.   At Christmas, I think I took about eleven shillings 00:05:20
13.   Gander, 'captain' of the boy crossing - sweepers 00:07:38
14.   I wasn't working in a gang then, but all by myself 00:07:25


Disc 10

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   The street where the boy - sweepers lodged 00:06:14
2.   The boy sweepers' room 00:02:30
3.   Flushermen 00:00:29
4.   The flusherman who had been a seaman 00:07:27
5.   Cesspool - sewermen 00:01:07
6.   A cesspool - sewerman's statement 00:04:40
7.   Chimney - sweeps 00:01:09
8.   A 'knuller' or 'querier' 00:06:19
9.   Ballast - heavers and coal - whippers 00:01:47
10.   The meeting of the ballast - heavers' wives 00:07:30
11.   An infirm woman, approaching fifty years of age 00:07:48
12.   Asylum for the Houseless Poor 00:00:41
13.   The Asylum for the Houseless Poor 00:03:16
14.   A homeless painter 00:05:35
15.   A homeless carpenter 00:05:29
16.   A homeless tailor 00:08:02


Disc 11

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   4: The london labour market and the casual labour problem 00:01:24
2.   The london labour market and the casual labour problem: Casual labour 00:10:03
3.   A tall Irishman of about 34 or 35 00:10:09
4.   These several causes, then, which could only exist 00:09:51
5.   Of over - work, as regards excessive labour 00:09:42
6.   Almost all who work by the day, or for a fixed salary 00:08:15
7.   Concerning this 'strapping' system 00:09:58
8.   One great promoter of the decrease of manual labour 00:10:48


Disc 12

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   Formerly throughout the kingdom 00:09:58
2.   My employer was a journeyman 00:10:16
3.   In the winter, by this means 00:09:46
4.   On the table was a bundle of crape and bombazine 00:08:43
5.   I am a native of Pesth 00:10:02
6.   The annual rate of increase among the population has been 0.9 per cent 00:09:52
7.   1831: Annual average number of criminals commited 00:11:09


Disc 13

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   We have now, I believe, exhausted the several causes of that vast national evil 00:04:16
2.   Of the casual labourers among the rubbish carters 00:12:32
3.   The effects of casual labour in general 00:09:00
4.   Of the scurf trade among the rubbish - carters 00:11:00
5.   Boy labour or thief labour 00:11:30
6.   The last mentioned of the several modes of cheapening labour 00:10:47
7.   There is, moreover, the cheaper labour of apprentices 00:11:26


Disc 14

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   Skilled and unskilled 00:00:30
2.   Garret - masters' 00:09:31
3.   The decline which has taken place within the last twenty years 00:09:02
4.   But not only is it true that over - work makes under - pay 00:07:47
5.   Scavengers etc. 00:00:32
6.   Scavengers 00:09:06
7.   There is only one mode of payment for the above labours 00:10:17
8.   Casual hands' among the scavengers 00:09:55
9.   In the city the men have to work very long hours 00:08:17
10.   When a scavager is out of employ, he seldom or never applies to the parish 00:08:35


Disc 15

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   Coal - heavers and dock labourers 00:00:31
2.   Coal - heavers and - whippers 00:09:23
3.   My informant tells me that he has frequently seen as many as 100 00:11:06
4.   The machine is a large coal - scuttle or wooden box 00:13:43
5.   Dock labourers 00:06:27
6.   The London Dock 00:09:35
7.   At trucking each man is said to go on an average thirty miles a - day 00:11:08
8.   At last the landlord flung the door wide open 00:11:21


Disc 16

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   I have said that at one of the docks alone 00:07:13
2.   The man himself gives the following explanation 00:08:53
3.   The problem of low wages 00:00:31
4.   Review of the problem of low wages 00:10:32
5.   The indirect modes of remedying low wages 00:08:53
6.   This enumeration is as comprehensive as my knowledge will enable me to make it 00:05:49
7.   5: Sights of london 00:00:47
8.   Sights of london: Of the orange and nut market 00:09:34
9.   Of London street - markets on a Saturday night 00:09:11
10.   The Sunday morning markets 00:03:44
11.   Of Covent - garden market 00:05:26


Disc 17

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   Inside the market all is bustle and confusion 00:05:56
2.   Of the Old Clothes Exchange 00:10:13
3.   The London Dock 00:07:38
4.   The West India Docks 00:05:49
5.   The St Katherine's Dock 00:11:39
6.   6: Culture and belief 00:01:51
7.   Culture and belief: Punch 00:11:47
8.   They ain't whistles, but calls, or unknown tongues 00:10:15
9.   Punch talk 00:00:38
10.   Scene with two Punchmen 00:01:32
11.   The Punchman at the theatre 00:02:09
12.   The history of Punch 00:04:19


Disc 18

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   Guy Fawkes 00:00:33
2.   Guy Fawkes (man) 00:10:40
3.   They always reckon me to be about the first hand in London at building a guy 00:07:39
4.   Silly Billy 00:09:48
5.   Then the doctor turns to the crowd, and says 00:06:31
6.   Of the experience of a street - bookseller 00:06:13
7.   Street - vocalists 00:00:20
8.   Street negro serenaders 00:07:49
9.   Statement of another Ethiopian serenader 00:07:52
10.   Did you ever see her broder Biller 00:09:24
11.   A standing patterer 00:02:28


Disc 19

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   The wooden - legged sweeper 00:09:25
2.   Street - seller of saws 00:05:03
3.   7: The poor at home: Poverty and the domestic economy 00:01:13
4.   The poor at home: Questionnaire of street orderlies 00:10:25
5.   Did their wives work 00:09:46
6.   Had they a change of dress 00:07:05
7.   Mayhews survey of the inmates of a lodging - house 00:10:53
8.   Knowing that this lodging - house might be taken as a fair sample 00:09:52
9.   After obtaining this information 00:07:27


Disc 20

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   The question that I put to them after this was 00:06:50
2.   Of the life of a street - seller of dog - collars 00:12:07
3.   The home comforts of a cats' - meat carrier 00:02:57
4.   Street - seller of cutlery 00:12:38
5.   8: Paupers and criminals 00:00:46
6.   Paupers and criminals: London vagrants 00:08:29
7.   The cause of the greater amount of vagrancy being found 00:12:25
8.   Characteristics of the various classes of vagrants 00:11:35


Disc 21

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   Of the original occupations or trades of the vagrants 00:08:50
2.   My father,' he said, 'was a bricklayer in Shoreditch parish' 00:07:09
3.   Statement of a returned convict 00:08:30
4.   I was sentenced to 14 years' transportation 00:06:59
5.   Lives of the boy inmates of the casual wards of the London workhouses 00:10:33
6.   Of the character of the vagrants frequenting the unions in the centre of the metropolis 00:08:41
7.   9: Classification of the workers and non - workers 00:00:57
8.   Classification of the workers and non - workers 00:10:15
9.   Now, from the above it will appear, that there are four distinct classes of workers 00:10:32


Disc 22

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   10: Answers to correspondents 00:09:48
2.   Money donated for the London Poor 00:08:28
3.   A journeyman on coconuts 00:01:09
4.   The library of a model dwelling - house 00:03:24
5.   Free - trade and the working man 00:02:49
6.   A draper on surveying his trade 00:04:22
7.   The causes of prostitution 00:07:59
8.   The Coal - Whippers' Journal 00:08:09
9.   A letter from a bricklayers labourer 00:00:36
10.   A debate about labour and capital between F.B.B. and Henry Mayhew 00:06:55
11.   The population question, in which F. B. B. goes 'the whole hog' 00:07:51
12.   Rosemary O'Day Introduction: i: London Labour and the London Poor in the context of Mayhew's work 00:10:14


Disc 23

  London Labour and the London Poor (Unabridged)
1.   Mayhew's brief in the letters to the Morning Chronicle 00:09:10
2.   Breakdown by marital status 00:11:54
3.   The bias towards the skilled worker 00:06:45
4.   ii: Mayhew and the framework for an analysis of poverty 00:10:43
5.   iii: Mayhew and Utilitarianism 00:11:02
6.   iv: Journalism 00:03:04
7.   v: Social inquiry and social reform 00:13:36
8.   vi: The Selection 00:04:32

Total Playing Time: 27:12:57






Author(s):
Mayhew, Henry

Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0319

Barcode: 9781781981542

Physical Release: 09/2018

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