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Description - London by Blanchard Jerrold

'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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843311935
ISBN-10: 1843311933
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 140mm x 26mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Anthem Press
Publisher: Anthem Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Blanchard Jerrold

Blanchard Jerrold (1826-1884) was both journalist and playwright, with 'Cool as a Cucumber' the most successful of his plays. He was also editor of 'Lloyd's Weekly News'. Gustav Dore (1832-1883) was an amazingly gifted artist and among his many works are illustrated editions of 'Paradise Lost', the Bible and 'The Idylls of the Kings'. Peter Ackroy's many publications include 'London: the Biography' (2000) and 'The Lambs of London' (2004).