In Darkest London

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Black Apollo Press, 2009 - Fiction - 204 pages
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In Darkest London is a social documentary of the East End in the 1880s. It was originally published in 1889, as Captain Lobe: A Story of the Salvation Army by John Law. Margaret Harkness, who wrote under the pen name of John Law, is considered one of the important expounders of 'social realism' in late 19th century England. Her passionate sense of justice and determined desire for social reform are paramount in all her writings; and her description of the impoverishment in the East End of London, where she lived for several years gathering first hand material about the lives and labour of the people there, is keenly observed.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Captain Lobe
11
Ruth
19
Ruths History
25
I Wish to Dedicate Myself to the Armys Service
31
Slumdom
38
Slumdom continued
45
What it is to be Agnostic
54
Among the Socialists
113
Captain Lobe on Worldliness
121
The Police Court
129
The Bastile
138
A Confession
146
With The HopPickers in Kent
152
Captain Lobes Dream
160
A Letter
165

An East End Doctor
59
He Fascinates Me
71
The Factory
78
The LabourMistress
89
The Factory Girls
95
A Penny Gaff
103
Ruth
172
Another Letter
179
Jane Hardy
184
Mr Pember
191
The Emigrants Ship
194
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