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Published: 20 February 2012

256 Pages | map of the Jago

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199605514

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A Child of the Jago

Arthur Morrison
Edited by Peter Miles

Oxford World's Classics

  • The only critical edition of Morrison's searing tale of life in the slums of London's East End, the story of a boy who yearns to escape poverty and violence with the odds stacked against him.
  • Peter Miles's comprehensive edition offers unrivalled contextual material about the book, its author, the social debates to which it contributed, and its reception.
  • The introduction discusses the real slums of London, Morrison's life and work, the social politics of the book and its importance as a novel of social realism.
  • Invaluable notes illuminate details of life in the East End, popular culture and recreation, and the real-life parallels of Morrison's characters and situations.
  • Glossary of slang terms.
  • Appendix on the reception of Morrison's novel among critics and social commentators and Morrison's responses to them.