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Neighbors - Life Stories of the Other Half

Jacob A. Riis

These stories have come to me from many sources—some from my own experience, others from settlement workers, still others from the records of organized charity, that are never dry, as some think, but alive with vital human interest and with the faithful striving to help the brother so that it counts. They have this in common, that they are true. For good reasons, names and places are changed, but they all happened as told here. I could not have invented them had I tried; I should not have tried if I could. For it is as pictures from the life in which they and we, you and I, are partners, that I wish them to make their appeal to the neighbor who lives but around the corner and does not know it.(Summary from the Preface by Jacob A. Riis)

These stories have come to me from many sources—some from my own experience, others from settlement workers, still others from the records of organized charity, that are never dry, as some think, but alive with vital human interest and with the faithful striving to help the brother so that it counts. They have this in common, that they are true. For good reasons, names and places are changed, but they all happened as told here. I could not have invented them had I tried; I should not have tried if I could. For it is as pictures from the life in which they and we, you and I, are partners, that I wish them to make their appeal to the neighbor who lives but around the corner and does not know it.(Summary from the Preface by Jacob A. Riis)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

These stories have come to me from many sources—some from my own experience, others from settlement workers, still others from the records of organized charity, that are never dry, as some think, but alive with vital human interest and with the faithful striving to help the brother so that it counts. They have this in common, that they are true. For good reasons, names and places are changed, but they all happened as told here. I could not have invented them had I tried; I should not have tried if I could. For it is as pictures from the life in which they and we, you and I, are partners, that I wish them to make their appeal to the neighbor who lives but around the corner and does not know it.(Summary from the Preface by Jacob A. Riis)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

2h 59m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:04