The Victorian City: Everyday Life In Dickens' London

deJudith Flanders

1 août 2015|
The Victorian City: Everyday Life In Dickens' London de Judith Flanders
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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.
Titre :The Victorian City: Everyday Life In Dickens' London
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :544 pages, 8 X 5 X 1.7 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :544 pages, 8 X 5 X 1.7 po
Publié le :1 août 2015
Publié par :Atlantic Books
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781848877979

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