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The Resource The Victorian city : everyday life in Dickens' London, Judith Flanders

The Victorian city : everyday life in Dickens' London, Judith Flanders

Label
The Victorian city : everyday life in Dickens' London
Title
The Victorian city
Title remainder
everyday life in Dickens' London
Statement of responsibility
Judith Flanders
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented change, and nowhere was this more apparent than London. In only a few decades, the capital grew from a compact Regency town into a sprawling metropolis of 6.5 million inhabitants, the largest city the world had ever seen. Technology--railways, street-lighting, and sewers--transformed both the city and the experience of city-living, as London expanded in every direction. Now Judith Flanders, one of Britain's foremost social historians, explores the world portrayed so vividly in Dickens' novels, showing life on the streets of London in colorful, fascinating detail. From the moment Charles Dickens, the century's best-loved English novelist and London's greatest observer, arrived in the city in 1822, he obsessively walked its streets, recording its pleasures, curiosities and cruelties. Now, with him, Judith Flanders leads us through the markets, transport systems, sewers, rivers, slums, alleys, cemeteries, gin palaces, chop-houses and entertainment emporia of Dickens' London, to reveal the Victorian capital in all its variety, vibrancy, and squalor. From the colorful cries of street-sellers to the uncomfortable reality of travel by omnibus, to the many uses for the body parts of dead horses and the unimaginably grueling working days of hawker children, no detail is too small, or too strange. No one who reads Judith Flanders's meticulously researched, captivatingly written The Victorian City will ever view London in the same light again."--
Assigning source
Front jacket flap
Cataloging source
JCX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flanders, Judith
Dewey number
942.1081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA688
LC item number
.F54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Homes
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature
  • Manners and customs
  • England
Label
The Victorian city : everyday life in Dickens' London, Judith Flanders
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Atlantic Books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The city wakes. 1810 : The Berners Street Hoax ; Early to rise ; On the road ; Travelling (mostly) hopefully ; In and out of London -- Part two: Staying alive. 1861 : The Tooley Street Fire ; The world's market ; Selling the streets ; Slumming ; The waters of death -- Part three: Enjoying life. 1867 : The Regent's Park Skating Disaster ; Street performance ; Leisure for all ; Feeding the streets ; Street theatre -- Part four: Sleeping and awake. 1852 : The funeral of the Duke of Wellington ; Night entertainment ; Street violence ; The red-lit streets to death -- Appendix: Dickens' publications
Control code
ocn919167247
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
xxi, 520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250068262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)919167247
  • (Sirsi) a2091376
Label
The Victorian city : everyday life in Dickens' London, Judith Flanders
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Atlantic Books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The city wakes. 1810 : The Berners Street Hoax ; Early to rise ; On the road ; Travelling (mostly) hopefully ; In and out of London -- Part two: Staying alive. 1861 : The Tooley Street Fire ; The world's market ; Selling the streets ; Slumming ; The waters of death -- Part three: Enjoying life. 1867 : The Regent's Park Skating Disaster ; Street performance ; Leisure for all ; Feeding the streets ; Street theatre -- Part four: Sleeping and awake. 1852 : The funeral of the Duke of Wellington ; Night entertainment ; Street violence ; The red-lit streets to death -- Appendix: Dickens' publications
Control code
ocn919167247
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
xxi, 520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250068262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)919167247
  • (Sirsi) a2091376

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