Research Databases

London Low Life (Adam Matthew Digital)

URL http://www.londonlowlife.amdigital.co.uk
Description This wonderful digital collection brings to life the teeming streets of Victorian London, inviting students and scholars to explore the gin palaces, brothels and East End slums of the nineteenth century’s greatest city.

From salacious ‘swell’s guides’ to scandalous broadsides and subversive posters, the material sold and exchanged on London’s bustling thoroughfares offers an unparalleled insight into the dark underworld of the nineteenth century city. Children’s chapbooks, street cries, slang dictionaries and ballads were all part of a vibrant culture of street literature.

London Low Life is also an incredible visual resource for students and scholars of London, depicting in full colour maps, cartoons, song sheets, street cries and a full set of the essential John Tallis’s Street Views of London - a unique resource for the study of London architecture and commerce.

Subjects History, Literature, Primary Source
Publisher Adam Matthew Digital
Subscription Subscription
Alumni Access Yes
Open Access No
   

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