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Contemporary reception reveals the intricate paradoxes involved in representing the turn of the century city Arthur Morrison and the East End examines how an understanding of the East End in the Victorian cultural imagination operates in Morrison's own writing Engaging with the contemporary vogue for slum fiction Morrison redressed accounts written by outsiders positioning himself as uniuely knowled

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Arthur Morrison and the East End

This the first critical biography of Arthur Morrison 1863 1945 presents his East End writing as the counter myth to the cultural production of the East End in late Victorian realism Morrison's works particularly Tales of Mean Streets 1894 and A Child of the Jago 1896 are often discussed as epitomes of slum fictions of the 1890s as well as prime examples of nineteenth century realism but their complex

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Geable about a place considered unknowable His work provides a vigorous challenge to the fictionalised East End created by his predecessors whilst also paying homage to Charles Dickens George Gissing Walter Besant and Guy de Maupassant Examining the London sites which Morrison lived in and wrote about this book is an excursion not into the Victorian East End but into the fictions constructed around i

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    A really intelligent and fascinating read I enjoyed it's originality love Arthur Morrison

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