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Victorian London - Liza Picard

Victorian London

Victorian London

3.12 8 5 Forfatter: Liza Picard Oplæser: Anton Lesser
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Like her previous books, this book is the product of the author's passionate interest in the realities of everyday life - and the conditions in which most people lived - so often left out of history books. This period of mid Victorian London covers a huge span: Victoria's wedding and the place of the royals in popular esteem; how the very poor lived, the underworld, prostitution, crime, prisons and transportation; the public utilities - Bazalgette on sewers and road design, Chadwick on pollution and sanitation; private charities - Peabody, Burdett Coutts - and workhouses; new terraced housing and transport, trains, omnibuses and the Underground; furniture and decor; families and the position of women; the prosperous middle classes and their new shops, e.g. Peter Jones, Harrods; entertaining and servants, food and drink; unlimited liability and bankruptcy; the rich, the marriage market, taxes and anti-semitism; the Empire, recruitment and press-gangs. The period begins with the closing of the Fleet and Marshalsea prisons and ends with the first (steam-operated) Underground trains and the first Gilbert & Sullivan. Read by Anton Lesser (p) 2005 Orion Publishing Group
Sprog: Engelsk Kategori: Historie Oversætter:

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Forlag: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Udgivet: 2006-04-10
Længde: 6T 39M
ISBN: 9780752884721
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