London In The Eighteenth Century: A Great And Monstrous Thing

February 27, 2018|
London In The Eighteenth Century: A Great And Monstrous Thing by Jerry White
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Jerry White''s London in the Eighteenth Century is an unrivalled, panoramic account of the city''s dramatic century of rebirth by its leading expert.

London in the eighteenth century had risen from the ashes. The city and its people had been brought to the brink by the Great Fire of 1666. But the century that followed was a period of vigorous expansion, of scientific and artistic genius, of blossoming reason, civility, elegance and manners. It was also an age of extremes: of starving poverty and exquisite fashion, of joy and despair, of sentiment and cruelty.

In Jerry White’s acclaimed history of London’s magnificent and boisterous rebirth we witness the astonishing drama of daily life in the midst of this burgeoning city.
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 Eighteenth Century: A Great And Monstrous Thing
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:704 pages, 9.15 X 6.02 X 2.05 in
Shipping dimensions:704 pages, 9.15 X 6.02 X 2.05 in
Published:February 27, 2018
Publisher:Random House UK
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781847925121

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