Arthur Morrison The author, who rejected the label 'realist', doesn't minimise the violence of the community and A Child of the Jago is an exciting tale indeed.
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By Gregg L. Newby on 03-07-18
A little-known masterpiece, masterfully performed
Arthur Morrison’s short novel about a fictional Victorian slum called the Jago might best be described as Dickens without the sentimentality. It follows a young boy’s coming of age in a ragtag world of poverty and violence. A searing piece of social criticism, it receives a masterful interpretation in this recording, with a capable narrator who is able to evoke moods and bring life to characters through nothing more than inflection and tone. If you’re drawn to fiction from bygone eras, you’ll be well pleased with this recording.
By Leslie King on 08-03-12
Great historically accurate read
If you could sum up A Child of the Jago in three words, what would they be?
Interesting, historical, dark.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Little Dicky of course followed by the priest.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When the neglected baby dies, it was heartbreaking and I think such a sad reminder of what people are capable of.