London in the Nineteenth Century
A Human Awful Wonder of God
By (author) Jerry White
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London in the Nineteenth Century by Jerry White
Book DescriptionLondon in the nineteenth century was the greatest city mankind had ever seen. Its wealth was dazzling. Its horrors shocked the world. As William Blake put it, London was 'a Human awful wonder of God'. It was a century of genius - of Blake, Thackeray and Mayhew, of Nash, Faraday, Disraeli and Dickens. Jerry White's dazzling book is the first in a hundred years to explore London's history over the nineteenth century as a whole. We see the destruction of old London and the city's unparalleled suburban expansion. We see how London absorbed people from all over Britain, from Europe and the Empire. We see how Londoners worked and played. Most of all, we see how they tried to make sense of their city and make it a better place in which to live. Emerging clearly from this eloquent and richly-detailed overview is the London we see about us today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712600309
(198mm x 129mm x 39mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jerry White
Mansions of Misery, Hardback (October 2016)
For Londoners of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, debt was a part of everyday life. But when your creditors lost their patience, you might be thrown into one of the capital's most notorious jails: the Marshalsea Debtors' Prison. The author introduces us to this prison's unfortunate prisoners - rich and poor; men and women; and innocents.
London in the Nineteenth Century, Paperback (October 2016)
London in the nineteenth century was the greatest city mankind had ever seen. Its growth was stupendous. Its wealth was dazzling. This was the London of Blake, Thackeray and Mayhew, of Nash, Faraday and Disraeli. In this book, we witness the city's metamorphosis over the course of the century through the daily lives of its inhabitants.
London in the Twentieth Century, Paperback (October 2016)View all books by Jerry White
In 1901 no other city matched London in size, wealth and grandeur. Yet it was also a city where poverty and disease were rife. In the worlds of work and popular culture, politics and crime, through war, immigration and sexual revolution, this history shows how the city shaped their lives and how it in turn was shaped by them.
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Author Biography - Jerry White
Professor Jerry White teaches London history at Birkbeck, University of London. His London in the Twentieth Century: A City and Its People won the Wolfson History Prize in 2001 and his bestselling London in the Nineteenth Century was published to critical acclaim in 2007. His oral histories, Rothschild Buildings: Life in an East End Tenement Block 1887-1920 (which won the Jewish Chronicle non-fiction book prize in 1980) and Campbell Bunk: the Worst Street in North London Between the Wars, were reprinted by Pimlico in 2003. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature by the University of London in 2005 and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
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