London In The 19th Century

June 27, 2017|
London In The 19th Century by Jerry White
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Jerry White''s London in the Nineteenth Century is the richest and most absorbing account of the city''s greatest century by its leading expert.

London in the nineteenth century was the greatest city mankind had ever seen. Its growth was stupendous. Its wealth was dazzling. Its horrors shocked the world. This was the London of Blake, Thackeray and Mayhew, of Nash, Faraday and Disraeli. Most of all it was the London of Dickens. As William Blake put it, London was ''a Human awful wonder of God''.

In Jerry White''s dazzling history we witness the city''s unparalleled metamorphosis over the course of the century through the daily lives of its inhabitants. We see how Londoners worked, played, and adapted to the demands of the metropolis during this century of dizzying change. The result is a panorama teeming with life.
Professor Jerry White teaches London history at Birkbeck, University of London. He is the author of an acclaimed trilogy of London from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. His more recent books include Mansions of Misery: A Biography of the Marshalsea Debtors'' Prison and Zeppelin Nights, a social history of London during the Fi...
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Title:London In The 19th Century
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:640 pages, 9.2 X 6 X 2 in
Shipping dimensions:640 pages, 9.2 X 6 X 2 in
Published:June 27, 2017
Publisher:Random House UK
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781847924476

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