ABSTRACT

First published in 1971, this collection of short stories, set in the East End of London in the 1890s, offers a corrective to the view of nineties’ literature as dominated by aestheticism, and shows how many late Victorian writers tried to break with Dickensian models and write of working class life with less moral intrusion and a greater sense of realism.

The editor has provides a succinct, historical and critical introduction, a bibliography of further reading, notes on the authors and stories, and a glossary of slang and phoneticized words. This book will be of particular interest to students of Victorian literature.

chapter

Introduction

ByP. J. Keating

chapter |7 pages

A Street

ByArthur Morrison

chapter |21 pages

The Record of Badalia Herodsfoot

ByRudyard Kipling

chapter |13 pages

Lizerunt

ByArthur Morrison

chapter |20 pages

The St George of Rochester

ByHenry Nevinson

chapter |18 pages

Sissero's Return

ByHenry Nevinson

chapter |13 pages

Lou and Liz

ByGeorge Gissing

chapter |7 pages

The First and Last Meeting of the M.S.H.D.S.

ByEdwin Pugh

chapter |6 pages

A Small Talk Exchange

ByEdwin Pugh

chapter |18 pages

The Inevitable Thing

ByEdwin Pugh

chapter |3 pages

At the Dock Gate

ByArthur John St Adcock

chapter |10 pages

Young Alf

ByClarence Rook

chapter |6 pages

Concerning Hooligans

ByClarence Rook

chapter |8 pages

Billy the Snide

ByClarence Rook

chapter |4 pages

Slang and Phoneticized Words

ByP. J. Keating