Les Classes Dangereuses de la Populations Dans Les Grandes Villes et des moyens de les rendre meilleures ouvrage récompensé en 1838 par l'institut de France (Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques)
Honoré Antoine Frégier, an economist from Aix, was one of the leaders of the prefecture of Paris in the years between 1820 and 1830. His book is of great interest for its analysis of French society in crisis during the Industrial Revolution. The "dangerous classes" consist of prostitutes, drunks, gamblers, vagrants, thiefs, and murderers, but the label was generally applied by the bourgeoisie to all those poorer than themselves. In his classic Les Misérables, Victor Hugo tried to counter this perception that the poor were generally criminals.
- Publisher: Meline, Cans et Compagnie
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: 1840
- Place Published: Bruxelles
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
Contemporary to the original Paris edition. 632 p. 24 cm. Half leather with marbled boards. Respined. Hinges tape repaired. Pages at beginning and end foxed, stains pp. 315-318. Otherwise only minor foxing on bright pages.