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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (107 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur Morrison Narrator: Peter Joyce Publisher: Assembled Stories Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A Child of the Jago is both thriller and condemnation of social conditions in the East End slums at the turn of the century. Boy hero Dicky Perrott is at heart full of humane instinct but his environment ensures his down fall. It was my fate to encounter a place in Shoreditch where children were born and reared in circumstances which gave them no reasonable chance of living decent lives: where they were born fore-damned to a criminal or semi criminal career. It was my experience to learn the ways of this place, to know its inhabitants, to talk with them, eat, drink and work with them.

Arthur Morrison The author, who rejected the label 'realist', doesn't minimise the violence of the community and A Child of the Jago is an exciting tale indeed.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandra | 12/11/2013

    " Painful story of an impovershed family in London who must lie, steal and murder to feed themselves. Statement on the demoralizing effects of hunger, poverty and ghetto mentality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eugenia | 10/17/2013

    " I even cried when the baby died. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jackie | 1/9/2013

    " A completely absorbing tale of life in a London slum in the late 1880s. This is a book that I will read again and again - it is so real that you feel that you are part of it instead of being an onlooker. If you like Dickens you will love this.Can't rate it highly enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa Jackson | 9/22/2012

    " The plight of everyone in this story is excruciating and utterly depressing to read. The despair and tragedy is literally non-stop. Yet somehow, through all the death and poverty and horror of the Victorian working class condition, there are moments of poignant beauty. "

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