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The Victorian City

(2012)
Everyday Life in Dickens' London
A non fiction book by

 
From the bestselling popular historian comes a masterly recreation of Victorian London, whose raucous streets and teeming denizens inspired and permeated the works of one of Britain's - and the world's - greatest novelists: Charles Dickens.

The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented transformation, and nowhere was this more apparent than on the streets of London. In only a few decades, London 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.

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.

From the colourful cries of street-sellers to the uncomfortable reality of travel by omnibus, via 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 The Victorian City will view London in the same light again.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London
Author(s): Judith Flanders
ISBN: 1-250-04021-3 / 978-1-250-04021-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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October 2012 : UK Hardback
Title: The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London
Author(s): Judith Flanders
ISBN: 1-84887-795-1 / 978-1-84887-795-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London
Author(s): Judith Flanders
ISBN: 1-84887-797-8 / 978-1-84887-797-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London
Author(s): Judith Flanders
ISBN: 1-250-06826-6 / 978-1-250-06826-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London
Author(s): Judith Flanders
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon CA   

July 2014 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London
Author(s): Judith Flanders
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Availability: Amazon   

October 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London
Author(s): Judith Flanders
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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