The Victorian City
Everyday Life in Dickens' LondonBook - 2012
For much of the century, London's greatest contemporary observer, Charles Dickens, obsessively walked its streets, recording its pleasures and vices, curiosities and cruelties. In his company, the author leads us through the markets, sewers, rivers, slums, cemeteries, gin palaces and chop-houses of the Victorian capital, revealing the city in all its variety, vibrancy, and squalor. From the cacophonous cries of street-sellers to the uncomfortable reality of travel by omnibus, from the many uses of a dead horse to the unimaginably grueling working lives of hawker children, no detail is too small, or too strange. No one who reads this book will view London in the same light again.
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, c2012.
Branch Call Number: 942.1081 FLA
Characteristics: xxiv, 520 p. : ill. (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
From Library Staff
Welcome to the noisy, dirty streets of Victorian London - watch out for that dead horse!
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