This a Very, Very, cheaply copied, version, stolen from the original book. The clowns who "copied, and pasted" paragraphs from the original, couldn't even bother to do it correctly. Typos are rampant. A four year old could've done a better job. The pictures are smudged, and blurry. They obviously were out to make a quick buck. And they even had the nerve to print when they made it ( when you order it, they print it, off of their copy machine).
Word to the wise... DO NOT BUY A BOOK FROM THIS PUBLISHER.
"How the Other Half Lives" is a chronicle of the conditions of abject poverty that the residents of the slums of New York at the end of the 19th century had to endure. Riis, who as an immigrant himself lived in these tenements on the lower east side of Manhattan, exposed the horrible conditions while working as a reporter for the New York Tribune. This book when first published in 1890 shed a much-needed light on the conditions of the poor. Presented here is a reproduction of that original 1890 edition with the numerous illustrations included in that volume.