Dirty Old London - The Victorian Fight Against Filth

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By Lee Jackson ( Author ) [ Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth By Nov-2014 Hardcover

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'The squalor of Victorian London was proverbial. Lee Jackson's revelatory clean-up goes behind the headlines to allow us to see not just what, but why, London was so dirty.' --- Judith Flanders, author of 'The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London'

'I can't think of a better companion with whom to explore London's underbelly - expert, engaging and approachable.' --- Sarah Wise, author of 'The Blackest Streets: The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum'

'So much meticulous research packaged into such a vividly readable narrative. I loved it.' --Liza Picard, author of 'Victorian London'

'…well illustrated, often wry, thoroughly researched and absorbing' --Philippa Stockley, Evening Standard

'I thought I knew 19th century London; this book made me smell it.' --Clive Aslet, Country Life

'a tightly argued, meticulously researched history of sanitation, that reads like a novel' --The Times

'vivid, scholarly, illuminating, funny, well written and beautifully illustrated, a model of its kind' --Piers Brendon, The Independent

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In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with 'night soil', graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them. Through thematic chapters, Jackson describes how Victorian reformers met with both triumph and disaster. Full of individual stories and overlooked details - from the dustmen who grew rich from recycling, to the peculiar history of the public toilet - this riveting book gives us a fresh insight into the minutiae of daily life and the wider challenges posed by the unprecedented growth of the Victorian capital.

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Description du livre Yale University Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. État : New. 236 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with night soil, graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them. Through thematic chapters, Jackson describes how Victorian reformers met with both triumph and disaster. Full of individual stories and overlooked details-from the dustmen who grew rich from recycling, to the peculiar history of the public toilet-this riveting book gives us a fresh insight into the minutiae of daily life and the wider challenges posed by the unprecedented growth of the Victorian capital. N° de réf. du libraire AAZ9780300192056

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Description du livre Yale University Press, United States, 2014. Hardback. État : New. 236 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with night soil, graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them. Through thematic chapters, Jackson describes how Victorian reformers met with both triumph and disaster. Full of individual stories and overlooked details-from the dustmen who grew rich from recycling, to the peculiar history of the public toilet-this riveting book gives us a fresh insight into the minutiae of daily life and the wider challenges posed by the unprecedented growth of the Victorian capital. N° de réf. du libraire AAZ9780300192056

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