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A child of the Jago

Arthur Morrison

A child of the Jago

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Published by Panther .
Written in English


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Statementby Arthur Morrison.
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Open LibraryOL20104155M

The Ropers, already despised and resented due to their perceived relative gentility, return and are attacked by the Jagos, until they are saved by the intervention of the clergyman, Father Sturt, who cows the crowd and retrieves the stolen property. Following a violent outbreak of the intermittent rivalry with the neighbourhood of Dove Lane the residents of the Jago invite their enemies to a social evening in Mother Gapp's pub. A man lured into a dwelling by a woman is brutally coshed, robbed and dragged unconscious into the street where others remove his boots. Orange Court comprised broken-down two-and three-storey houses clustered around a yard that was accessible only through a narrow tunnel that passed beneath the first storey of a house fronting Old Nichol Street. During the s, Morrison began collecting Japanese and Chinese prints, and inhe stopped writing to devote himself to the study of, and dealing in, Oriental artworks. Immediately after her death her parents blithely return to the public house and she is soon forgotten when another baby is born.

Weech has given this to Josh in return for stolen tobacco. From where, off Shoreditch High Street, a narrow passage, set across with posts, gave menacing entrance on one end of Old Jago Street, to where the other end lost itself in the black beyond Jago Row; from where Jago Row began south at Meakin Street, to where it ended north at Honey Lane—there the Jago, for one hundred years the blackest pit in London, lay and festered; and half-way along Old Jago Street a narrow archway gave upon Jago Court, the blackest hole in all that pit. InJay published a second book, The Social Problem: Its Possible Solution, in which he retailed further tales of Nichol iniquity, in among another plea for funds; and here he also introduced a new eugenicist note. A sixth edition of A Child of the Jago came out the same year.

Down the middle of Old Jago Street came Sally Green: red-faced, stripped to the waist, dancing, hoarse and triumphant. An inverted hierarchy of criminality and brutality means that a child of the Jago aspires ultimately to joining the ranks of the High Mob, the most successful criminals. This has been one of the most impressive literary re-brandings of a district. He returns home one day to see the Ropers' clock on the family mantlepiece. George died in of tuberculosis, leaving his wife Jane with three children including Arthur.


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A child of the Jago book

Father Sturt, the hero of the book, is Jay. Part of the reason for this fantasticalisation of a dully awful place is the influence of Oliver Twist upon A Child of the Jago.

What you are left with is an acrid aftertaste and the sound of broken glass. The introduction discusses the real slums of London, Morrison's life and work, the social politics of the book, and its importance as a novel of social realism.

Following a violent outbreak of the intermittent rivalry with the neighbourhood of Dove Lane the residents of the Jago invite their enemies to a social evening in Mother Gapp's pub.

A CHILD OF THE JAGO

Kiddo Cook's success in elevating himself and escaping the Jago is depicted as exceptional. The last Ordnance Survey had been undertaken in the early s, and with no cartographers interested or motivated enough to chart this parallel world, the Nichol had certain routes through it that were known only to some of its residents.

InJay published a second book, The Social Problem: Its Possible Solution, in which he retailed further tales of Nichol iniquity, in among another plea for funds; and here he also introduced a new eugenicist note.

Crime and violence[ edit ] Because of the prevailing poverty of the Jago, crime is the only practical means of income for most residents. On 28 Aprilactor Robert Crighton gave a reading of two of Morrison's detective stories at Loughton Baptist Church, a stone's throw away from where Salcombe Lodge once stood.

In shocking scenes of violence Sally Green is repeatedly stabbed in the face with a broken bottle by Nora Walsh, and a carman, venturing into the citadel of the Jago is robbed and kicked unconscious.

Looey is allowed to decline until death, unloved and unmourned. The introduction discusses the real slums of London, Morrison's life and work, the social politics of the book and its importance as a novel of social realism.

His callousness is made clear by his indifference to the death of his baby daughter and he kills Weech with malice aforethought. The donkey's neglect is illustrative of the disregard for children and animals in the Jago.

An inverted hierarchy of criminality and brutality means that a child of the Jago aspires ultimately to joining the ranks of the High Mob, the most successful criminals. He provides a stark contrast in morality with the Jago culture.

Thanks to Igor Clark for permission to use his photo of Boundary Passage. Usually, writers on the underclass turn out to be keeping some kind of patented socialist solution close to hand, to brandish in the closing chapters or to berate the reader with in the introduction.

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In he published his first book The Shadows Around Us, a collection of supernatural stories. As dawn breaks his father, Josh Perrott, returns home with a club sticky with blood and hair, suggesting another robbery.

A few minutes later, desperate to engage in violence, Dicky joins a fight between Jagos and Dove Laners. But Hannah and her baby are viciously assaulted by Sally Green as soon as they leave their door. Dicky encounters Aaron Weech, proprietor of a local coffee shop and a 'fence', a handler of stolen goods.

We do not need statistics to prove this. Tales of Mean Streets was a big success for Morrison, and he was able to move from lodgings in the Strand to rural Chingford, and by was living in some comfort in Loughton.

At first Dicky dreams of becoming a High Mobsman - one of the aristocrats of Jago crime - but the efforts of Father Sturt to improve conditions offer him a different path. As Rann escapes and a crowd gathers outside, Josh menaces Weech with a knife, telling him that as well as betraying him he has worked out that it was Weech that caused Dicky's dismissal from the shop.

His only child, Guy, died of malaria in In addition, the book includes a glossary of slang terms. Dicky assumes it was Bobby Roper. Two families, the Ranns and the Learys, dominate the Jago, and one of their periodic violent confrontations breaks out.

Weech has heard about Dicky stealing the watch, and the punishment he received, and offers him coffee and cake.A Child Of The Jago August 15 · King Charles II’s favourite court poet John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, was known for his extravagant frolics and his explicit poetry/5().

Novel. Originally published in The Jago is a London slum where crime and violence are the only way of life, and from which there is no escape for the inhabitants. The story of Dick Perrot, born and bred in this area, but it is also a brilliant portrait of a community.

A Child of the Jago | The novel opens after midnight on a hot summer night, when many of the residents of the Jago, likened to "great rats", prefer to sleep in the street to avoid the oppressive heat and stench of the closely packed houses.

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May 21,  · Appendices include the debates prompted by A Child of the Jago around the nature of realist fiction, writings on the world of the slum from contemporary researchers and reformers focusing especially on middle-class attitudes, childhood, women’s labor, and philanthropy, and a detailed glossary to assist with the slang that saturates Morrison’s writing.

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