The Victorian City: Everyday Life In Dickens' London by Judith FlandersThe Victorian City: Everyday Life In Dickens' London by Judith Flanders

The Victorian City: Everyday Life In Dickens' London

byJudith Flanders

Paperback | August 1, 2015

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From an acclaimed popular historian comes a masterly recreation of Victorian London, whose raucous streets and teeming denizens inspired and permeated the works of one of the world's greatest novelists: Charles Dickens

The 19th century was a time of unprecedented transformation, and nowhere was this more apparent than on the streets of London. In only a few decades, London grew from a Regency town to the biggest city the world had ever seen, with more than 6.5 million people and railways, street-lighting, and new buildings at every turn. Charles Dickens obsessively walked London's streets, recording its pleasures, curiosities and cruelties. Now, Judith Flanders follows in his footsteps, leading us through the markets, transport systems, sewers, slums, cemeteries, gin palaces, and entertainment emporia of Dickens' London. The Victorian City is a revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets, bringing to life the Victorian capital in all its variety, vibrancy, and squalor. No one who reads it will view London in the same light again.
Judith Flanders is the author of Inside the Victorian Home and The Invention of Murder.
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Title:The Victorian City: Everyday Life In Dickens' LondonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8 × 5 × 1.7 inPublished:August 1, 2015Publisher:Atlantic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1848877978

ISBN - 13:9781848877979

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