The Victorian City

The Victorian City

Everyday Life in Dickens' London

Book - 2012
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In The Victorian House, Judith Flanders described in intimate detail what went on inside the nineteenth-century home. Now, in The Victorian City, she explores London's outdoors in an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets. 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' London, to reveal the Victorian capital in all its variety, vibrancy, and squalor.
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, ©2012
ISBN: 9781848877979
Branch Call Number: 942.1 FLA 2012
Characteristics: 520 pages : illustrations.


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Nov 30, 2014

Heavily based on Charles Dickens interpretations of London life, perhaps just better to read Dickens work instead.

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