Hardcover, brown cloth in non price-clipped dust-jacket. 160 pages. Index. First Edition. Brown boards in darkly somber pictorial dust-jacket. Essentially a collection of journal articles from “Household Words”, as well as one essay from Sketches by Boz, which portray Dickens as a literary muckraker and social critic. Touching on themes as divers as London’s criminal haunts, the ragged schools, workhouses and homes for fallen women, the thread which binds these pieces is the authors tireless efforts to support reform on a human scale. Profusely illustrated with contemporary monochrome pictures, many from rare sources. A fine copy in like jacket.