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Law, John 1854-1923

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Works: 17 works in 94 publications in 2 languages and 457 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about John Law
 
Most widely held works by John Law
A city girl by John Law( Book )

13 editions published between 1887 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nelly Ambrose is an East End seamstress with ideas above her station. Discontented with her reliable but conservative fiance, George, she falls for the urbane charms of middle-class Arthur Grant, a married man bothered by few moral scruples. In her first novel, Harkness presents a vivid and troubling depiction of working-class life in late-Victorian London. Based on her own experience of the slums, she exposes the appalling conditions experienced by women in the casual labour force and their desperate struggle for economic security. Friedrich Engels famously wrote a letter to Harkness after reading her novel, describing it as 'the old, old story, the proletarian girl seduced by a middle-class man'. While he praised her storytelling, Engels criticised her portrayal of the working classes as passive. In this critical edition, Deborah Mutch demonstrates that while Harkness eschewed revolutionary politics, A City Girl embodies her desire to marry socialist goals with human empathy"--Provided by publisher
Out of work by John Law( Book )

14 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel of a young carpenter who leaves his rural English village to seek work in London in the late 19th century is an impressive description of unemployment and poverty
In darkest London by John Law( Book )

7 editions published between 1890 and 2004 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the slums of London's Whitechapel area, exposing its grim poverty and the dire consequences of Victorian attitudes towards the dispossessed. The scenes of slum life ae incisively viewed through the eyes of a young captain in the Salvation Army, whose sense of moral outrage leads him on a journey through the despair of the East End ghetto. In his work within London's netherworld there is a manifestation of both desperation and hope which mirrored Harkness's own evolving vision of Christian socialism. Not only an important social documentary of the times, In Darkest London is also a text in the history of late Victorian ideas and values
Glimpses of hidden India by John Law( Book )

15 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Manchester shirtmaker : a realistic story of to-day by John Law( Book )

6 editions published between 1889 and 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian snapshots by John Law( Book )

3 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In darkest London : a new and popular edition of Captain Lobe : a story of the Salvation Army by John Law( Book )

6 editions published between 1890 and 1893 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The horoscope by John Law( Book )

6 editions published between 1913 and 1915 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Eastmont, wanderer by John Law( Book )

3 editions published between 1905 and 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the writer's experiences in the labour movement, and thoughts about it
Captain Lobe by John Law( Book )

5 editions published between 1915 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Hyderabad, Deccan by John Law( Book )

5 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Darkest London. A new ... edition of Captain Lobe, etc by John Law( Book )

3 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Curate's Promise. A story of three weeks, September 14-October 5, 1917, etc by John Law( Book )

2 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slum fiction : representations of life in London's East End, 1880-1920( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slum fiction : representations of life in London's East End, 1880-1920( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A city girl : realistic story ; Out of work by John Law( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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In darkest London
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controlled identityHarkness, Margaret, 1854-1923

Law, John fl. 1881-1921

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