Child of the Jago

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Morrison’s descriptions 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 of the first of the slum clearance schemes.

ISBN: 9780897333924 Author: Morrison, Arthur Publisher: Academy Chicago Pub Publication Date: 15th January 1994 Imprint: Chicago Review Press Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.8 (edition:20) Pages: 164 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,
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 descriptions 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 of the first of the slum clearance schemes.

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