London's Underworld

Press: BiblioLife (February 11, 2009)
Publication Date:2009-2
ISBN:9781103285556
Author Name:Holmes, Thomas
Pages:268
Language:English

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From the Back Cover

'The villains and the wanderers of London are always present, moving at the edge of things, the limits of visibility. 
Men of large sympathy, drawn as much to write as to act, are their only witnesses.
Their celebrants.' Iain Sinclair Thomas Holmes' masterpiece of early-twentieth century social journalism is a quirky, engaging and witty look at London's criminal and social underworld of 1912.
Holmes investigates the seedy intentions of the pickpockets, prostitutes, prisoners, drunks and destitutes that comprise the capital's criminal element.
A reflective and progressive theme runs through this work, as the author considers the serious social problems faced by women, the disabled and the unemployed.
Both a thrilling expose and a considered anthropological review, London's Underworld is driven by the author's conflicting feelings of admiration for the enduring resilience of the underclass and concern for their vulnerable position on the edge of the abyss.

--This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.

About the Author

Thomas Holmes (1846–1918) was a police-court missionary, criminologist and radical philanthropist. 
In 1905 he became secretary to the Howard Association for the reform of prisons and criminal law.
His efforts afforded great change in the prison system, seeking to reform prisoners by providing honest work and education.
A dynamic individual, his sympathy with the margins of society are reflected in his publications, such as 'Pictures and Problems from London Police Courts' (1900) and 'Psychology and Crime' (1912).
Iain Sinclair is a novelist, essayist, filmmaker and journalist.
Among his many successful publications are' London Orbital' (2003) and 'Dining on Stones' (2005).

--This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.


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