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Dickens and the workhouse : Oliver Twist and the London poor / Ruth Richardson.

Author/creator Richardson, Ruth
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoOxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Descriptionxix, 370 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Discovery: Threat, Puzzle, Silences -- 2. Vicinity: Environs of Gentility, Environs of Poverty -- 3. Institutions: Hospital and Workhouse -- 4. Home: House, Landlord, Shop, Inside, Upstairs, Downstairs -- 5. Street: Looking Down and Around -- 6. Calamity: Sheerness, Chatham, Camden Town, Marshalsea, Somers Town -- 7. Young Dickens: Return to Norfolk Street, Young Professional, First Essays -- 8. Workhouse: St. Paul's Parish, Farming the Infant Poor, Paul Pry, Parliament -- 9. Works: Contemporaries, Sketches, Spectres, Oliver Twist, Names, Echoes -- 10. Most Famous Workhouse in the World: Truth and Fiction.
Summary The story of the recently discovered London workhouse that Charles Dickens lived almost next door to in the years before he wrote 'Oliver Twist,' told by the historian who did the sleuthing behind these new findings.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2012930312
ISBN9780199645886 (hbk.)
ISBN0199645884 (hbk.)

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