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London In The Eighteenth Century A Great and Monstrous Thing

A Great and Monstrous Thing


Συγγραφέας: White Jerry
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781847921802
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 704
Διαστάσεις: 24x5x16
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2012
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "London In The Eighteenth Century A Great and Monstrous Thing"

London in the eighteenth century was very much a new city, risen from the ashes of the Great Fire. With thousands of homes and many landmark buildings destroyed, it had been brought to the brink. But the following century was a period of vigorous expansion, of scientific and artistic genius, of blossoming reason, civility, elegance and manners. It was also an age of extremes: of starving poverty and exquisite fashion, of joy and despair, of sentiment and cruelty. Society was fractured by geography, politics, religion and history. And everything was complicated by class. As Daniel Defoe put it, London really was a 'great and monstrous Thing'. Jerry White's tremendous portrait of this turbulent century explores how and to what extent Londoners negotiated and repaired these open wounds. We see them going about their business as bankers or beggars, revelling in an enlarging world of public pleasures, indulging in crimes both great and small - amidst the tightening sinews of power and regulation, and the hesitant beginnings of London democracy. In the long-awaited finale to his acclaimed history of London over 300 years, Jerry White introduces us to shopkeepers and prostitutes, men and women of fashion and genius, street-robbers and thief-takers, as they play out the astonishing drama of life in eighteenth-century London.


Συγγραφέας/εις: White Jerry
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
ISBN: 9781847921802
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 01/03/2012
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 704
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 1064 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 24x5x16 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: Illustrations
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2012

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