Stationery & Cards
Gifts, Games & Toys
Computing & Electronics
Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor
Saving £6.12 (36%)
Click image to zoom
The recent discovery that as a young man Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide, and the campaign to save the workhouse from demolition caught the public imagination. Internationally, the media immediately grasped the idea that Oliver Twist's workhouse had been found, and made public the news that both the workhouse and Dickens's old home were still standing, near London's Telecom Tower. This book, by the historian who did the sleuthing behind these exciting new findings, presents the story for the first time, and shows that the two periods Dickens lived in that part of London - before and after his father's imprisonment in a debtors' prison - were profoundly important to his subsequent writing career.
In the Hour of Victory: The Royal Navy at War in the Age of Nelson
Saving £9.00 (36%)
The Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832
Saving £7.20 (36%)
Nelson: The Sword of Albion
Saving £10.80 (36%)
How Britain Worked
Bradshaw's Handbook, 1863 (Premium ed)
Title: Dickens and the Workhouse
Imprint: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199645884
Illustrations & Other Content Notes: 25 black and white halftones
ISBN 13: 9780199645886
Sub Title Of Text: Oliver Twist and the London Poor
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 02/02/2012
Introduction ; 1. Discovery: threat, silences, discovery, Dickens' first London home ; 2. Vicinity: environs of gentility, Norfolk-street, medical charity, environs of poverty ; 3. Home: house, landlord, inside, views: upstairs/downstairs ; 4. Street: looking down, and around ; 5. Calamity: gap years, catastrophe, blacking factory, Marshalsea, Somers Town, schooling ; 6. Young Dickens: Return to Norfolk Street: clerk, young professional, Parliament, first essays ; 7. Workhouse: government/management ; 8. Works: family moves, Sketches by Boz, Oliver Twist, Marylebone borders, human heaps ; 9. Poor Law: visitor, doctor, master, commission, change ; 10. The Most Famous Workhouse in the World ; Notes ; Index
We currently have no customer reviews for this product.
Why not be the first to write one?
You are leaving the WHSmith.co.uk site to visit one of our recommended partners.
The site you are going to will have its own separate shopping basket, checkout and customer services. The WHSmith.co.uk website will remain open in the background with any items saved in your basket for when you return.