9781250068262-1250068266-The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London

The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London

ISBN-13: 9781250068262
ISBN-10: 1250068266
Edition: Reprint
Author: Flanders, Judith
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback 560 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781250068262
ISBN-10: 1250068266
Edition: Reprint
Author: Flanders, Judith
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback 560 pages

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Acknowledged authors Flanders, Judith wrote The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London comprising 560 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1250068266 and 9781250068262. Since then The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.35 or rent at the marketplace.

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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.

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