A Child of the Jago: A Novel Set in the London Slums in the 1890s

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This novel, first published in 1896, is the story of Dick Perrot, born and bred in the Jago; but it is also a brilliant portrait of the community. The Jago is a London slum where crime and violence are the only way of life, and from which there is no escape for the inhabitants. Only the characters themselves are fictional: Morrison's descriptins of the fearful physical conditions are based directly on what he saw. He conjures up an extraordinarily vivid picture of a world which, even as he wrote, was about to vanish in one ...

A Child of the Jago: A Novel Set in the London Slums in the 1890s 2005, Chicago Review Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780897333924

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