Henry Mayhew - Author
1812-1887
English
The essential quality of an animal is that it seeks its own living, whereas a vegetable has its living brought to it.

Henry Mayhew

Henry Mayhew (1812 - 1857) was a playright and journalist, and co-founder of 'Punch' magazine. He was a social reformer, and wrote a series of articles for 'The Morning Chronicle' on the plight of the poor on London's streets. These were later collected into a book, 'London's Labour and London's Poor', a detailed and extensive account of life as it truly was on the streets of Dickens' London.

Books by Henry Mayhew