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A London Life

Auhtor: Frank Morlock

Language: english

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Review by C. F. Hill, June 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A London Life':

Life and Labour of the People in London was a multi-volume book by Charles Booth which provided a survey of the lives and occupations of the working classes of late nineteenth century London. The first edition was published in two volumes as Life and Labour of the People Vol. I (1889) and Labour and Life of the People Vol II (1891). The second edition was entitled Life and Labour of the People in London and was produced in 9 volumes 1892-97. A third edition running to a grand total of seventeen volumes appeared 1902-3. The note books used to carry out this investigation are held at the Archives Division of the British Library of Political and Economic Science.

Excerpts from the Book 'A London Life':


... in the 1880s Act I A LONDON LIFE Scene V. The same, next morning. Wendover enters, and as Laura sees him, she ...
... but I believe he is coming back tomorrow- or the next day. Lady Davenant Or the day after? Do they never go away together? Laura ...
... Have you spoken to her? Laura Spoken to her? Lady Davenant About her behaviour. I daresay you haven't. You Americans have ...
... Most women are only too thankful-and I am bound to think you are hard to please. Only you must stop this crying-this isn't a crying country. ...
... we asked-we had no particular allowance. Lady Davenant And I daresay you asked for everything. Laura No doubt, we were every ...
... Hasn't she got whole rooms full of them? Laura Speaking of clothes, I must go and change mine. Lionel Now, I want you to guess who ...
... I put up with it, Laura. Do me justice. Laura You are all blind and senseless. There is a curse on you and there will be a judgement. ...
... all been touching my wife, though. Strange. I don't say this for my pleasure, Laura. Laura Don't you indeed! I thought you were so glad just ...
... all I can swallow. Laura You want me to help you against my own sister? Lionel It's an accident of birth. Why jump in the mud ...
... by license of my own allusions. Selina You listen to him then. But it suits your purpose not to listen to me. Are you in love with him? ...
... Selina Hardly-although I denied it to my friend. For your sake. If Lionel were to know it, he wouldn't tolerate it-so long as you live ...
... unspeakably base. Selina Oh, let me alone! (going out) Laura Where are you going, where are you going, where are you going? ...
... My dear child, you are too delightful. You are trying to reform her? By Beethoven and Bach, by Rubens and Titian? Laura She is very intelligent ...
... as Selina said. Lady Davenant A dose. Laura He's a bore. He comes from Plymouth, you know. We call him Plymouth Rock. ...
... sister leading such a life? Lady Davenant I am very sorry to say anything in favor of such things, but in the end it makes things easier. ...
... With Mr. Wendover. Then she excused herself and she didn't come back. Then something dreadful happened. Lady Davenant Did he kiss you? ...
... promise me never, never, never, to let her know. It is quite my own idea. Besides, I am very clever about people-and I liked you that day she ...
... at these things. Lady Davenant Your state is more gracious-but certainly you are not quick if you could call so often and not see through ...
... on my side. You tried to help. Laura Can they force me to come? Lionel Unless you leave the country. Laura That's exactly ...
... 30 May 1778), better known by the pen name Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy of civil ...