The Victorian City PDF ePub eBook

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The Victorian City free pdf The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented change, and nowhere was this more apparent than London, which, in only a few decades, grew from a compact Regency town into the largest city the world had ever seen. Technology-railways, street-lighting, and sewers-transformed both the city and the experience of city-living.From the moment Charles Dickens, the century's best-loved 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, 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.

About Judith Flanders

JUDITH FLANDERS is a "New York Times" bestselling author and one of the foremost social historians of the Victorian era. "The Victorian City" was a finalist for the 2014 "Los Angeles Times "Book Prize. Judith is also the author of a crime fiction series, beginning with "A Murder of Magpies." She lives in London.

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Author : Judith Flanders
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Data Published : 14 July 2015
ISBN : 1250068266
EAN : 9781250068262
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 544 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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