Table of contents for The London underworld in the Victorian period : authentic first-person accounts by beggars, thieves, and prostitutes / Henry Mayhew and others ; illustrated.


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PROSTITUTES.                                                 1
PROSTITUTION IN LONDON.-BY BRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG                1
Seclusives, or those that Live in Private Houses and Apartments  9
Board Lodgers                                            18
Those who live in Low Lodging Houses                     22
Sailors' Women                                           29
Soldiers' Women                                          41
Thieves' Women                                           47
Park Women                                               57
THE DEPENDANTS OF PROSTITUTES                              62
Bawds                                                    62
Followers of Dress Lodgers                               64
Keepers of Accommodation Houses                          67
Procuresses, Pimps, and Panders                          68
Fancy-men                                                71
Bullies                                                  74
CLANDESTINE PROSTITUTES                                    76
Female Operatives                                        77
Maid-Servants                                            80
Ladies of Intrigue and Houses of Assignation             81
COHABITANT PROSTITUTES                                     83
Narrative of a Gay Woman                                 84
CRIMINAL RETURNS                                           89
TRAFFIC IN FOREIGN WOMEN                                   103
THIEVES AND SWINDLERS.-BY JOHN BINNY                       109
INTRODUCTION                                               109
SNEAKS, OR COMMON THIEVES                                  114
Stealing from Street-Stalls                             115
Stealing from the Tills                                 117
Stealing from the Doors and Windows of Shops            117
NAVAL AND MILITARY BEGGARS                                 347
Turnpike Sailor                                         347
Street Campaigners                                      350
FOREIGN BEGGARS                                            353
The French Beggar                                       354
Destitute Poles                                         356
Hindoo Beggars                                          361
Negro Beggars                                           364
DISASTER BEGGARS                                           368
A Shipwrecked Mariner                                   368
Blown-up Miners                                         370
Burnt-out Tradesmen                                     371
Lucifer Droppers                                        374
Bodily Afflicted Beggars                                374
Seventy years a Beggar                                  375
Having swollen Legs                                     376
Cripples                                                377
A Blind Beggar                                          378
Beggars subject to Fits                                 379
Being in a Decline                                      380
"Shallow Coves"                                         380
Famished Beggars                                        382
The Choking Dodge                                       383
The Offal-Eater                                         384
PETTY TRADING BEGGARS                                      385
An Author's Wife                                        389
DEPENDANTS OF BEGGARS                                      390
Referees                                                399
DISTRESSED OPERATIVE BEGGARS                               400
Starved-out Manufacturers                               401
Unemployed Agriculturists and Frozen-out Gardeners      402
Hand-loom Weavers, &c.                                  403



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Poor England London, Working class England London, Crime England London, Prostitution England London, London (England) Social conditions 19th century