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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder, an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets of Dickens' London.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. "--
  • "Expert Victorian-era historian Judith Flanders explores the world portrayed so vividly in Dickens's novels, bringing life on the streets of London to vivid, fascinating life. The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented transformation, and nowhere was this more apparent than London. In only a few decades, the capital 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. 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, sewers, rivers, slums, alleys, cemeteries, gin palaces, chop-houses and entertainment emporia of Dickens's 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 or 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 view London in the same light again."--Provided by publisher
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Flanders, Judith
Dewey number
942.108
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA688
LC item number
.F54 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
Label
The Victorian city : everyday life in Dickens' London, Judith Flanders
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4A1A2448-4B30-46EA-8758-41F7DA9A106F
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published: London : Atlantic Books, 2012
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-499)and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The city wakes. 1810 : The Berners Street Hoax ; Early to rise ; On the road ; Travelling (mostly) hopefully ; In and out of London -- Staying alive. 1861 : The Tooley Street Fire ; The world's market ; Selling the streets ; Slumming ; The waters of death -- Enjoying life. 1867 : The Regent's Park Skating Disaster ; Street performance ; Leisure for all ; Feeding the streets ; Street theatre -- Sleeping and awake. 1852 : The funeral of the Duke of Wellington ; Night entertainment ; Street violence ; The red-lit streets to death -- Dickens' publications
Control code
o886588434
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466835450
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4A1A2448-4B30-46EA-8758-41F7DA9A106F
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o886588434
  • (OCoLC)886588434
Label
The Victorian city : everyday life in Dickens' London, Judith Flanders
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4A1A2448-4B30-46EA-8758-41F7DA9A106F
Publication
Note
Previously published: London : Atlantic Books, 2012
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-499)and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The city wakes. 1810 : The Berners Street Hoax ; Early to rise ; On the road ; Travelling (mostly) hopefully ; In and out of London -- Staying alive. 1861 : The Tooley Street Fire ; The world's market ; Selling the streets ; Slumming ; The waters of death -- Enjoying life. 1867 : The Regent's Park Skating Disaster ; Street performance ; Leisure for all ; Feeding the streets ; Street theatre -- Sleeping and awake. 1852 : The funeral of the Duke of Wellington ; Night entertainment ; Street violence ; The red-lit streets to death -- Dickens' publications
Control code
o886588434
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466835450
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4A1A2448-4B30-46EA-8758-41F7DA9A106F
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o886588434
  • (OCoLC)886588434

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