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A great and monstrous thing : London in the eighteenth century, Jerry White

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A great and monstrous thing : London in the eighteenth century
Title
A great and monstrous thing
Title remainder
London in the eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Jerry White
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"London in the eighteenth century was a new city, risen from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1666 that had destroyed half its homes and great public buildings. The century that followed was an era of vigorous expansion and large-scale projects, of rapidly changing culture and commerce, as huge numbers of people arrived in the shining city, drawn by its immense wealth and power and its many diversions. Borrowing a phrase from Daniel Defoe, Jerry White calls London "this great and monstrous thing, " the grandeur of its new buildings and the glitter of its high life shadowed by poverty and squalor. A Great and Monstrous Thing offers a street-level view of the city: its public gardens and prisons, its banks and brothels, its workshops and warehouses--and its bustling, jostling crowds. 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. What emerges is a picture of a society fractured by geography, politics, religion, history--and especially by class, for the divide between rich and poor in London was never greater or more destructive in the modern era than in these years. Despite this gulf, Jerry White shows us Londoners going about their business as bankers or beggars, reveling 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."--Publisher's website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Jerry
Dewey number
942.107
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA682
LC item number
.W48 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
Label
A great and monstrous thing : London in the eighteenth century, Jerry White
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as: London in the eighteenth century. London : Bodley Head, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [607]-647) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: City. James ' London, 1708-54 ; Robert Adam's London, 1754-99. -- Part two: People. Samuel Johnson's London--Britons ; Ignatius Sancho's London--Citizens of the World. -- Part three: Work. William Beckford's London--Commerce ; Francis Place's London--Industry and Labour ; Eliza Haywood's London--Print, Pictures and the Professions. -- Part Four: Culture. Teresa Cornelys's London--Public Pleasures ; Martha Stracey's London--Prostitution ; Mary Young's London--Crime and Violence. -- Part Five: Power. The Fieldings' London--Police, Prison and Punishment ; Jonas Hanway's London--Religion and Charity ; John Wilkes's London--Politics and Government
Control code
ocn810773256
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Harvard University Press ed.
Extent
xxi, 682 pages
Isbn
9780674073173
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012037633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1117305
  • (Sirsi) o810773256
  • (OCoLC)810773256
Label
A great and monstrous thing : London in the eighteenth century, Jerry White
Publication
Note
Originally published as: London in the eighteenth century. London : Bodley Head, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [607]-647) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: City. James ' London, 1708-54 ; Robert Adam's London, 1754-99. -- Part two: People. Samuel Johnson's London--Britons ; Ignatius Sancho's London--Citizens of the World. -- Part three: Work. William Beckford's London--Commerce ; Francis Place's London--Industry and Labour ; Eliza Haywood's London--Print, Pictures and the Professions. -- Part Four: Culture. Teresa Cornelys's London--Public Pleasures ; Martha Stracey's London--Prostitution ; Mary Young's London--Crime and Violence. -- Part Five: Power. The Fieldings' London--Police, Prison and Punishment ; Jonas Hanway's London--Religion and Charity ; John Wilkes's London--Politics and Government
Control code
ocn810773256
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Harvard University Press ed.
Extent
xxi, 682 pages
Isbn
9780674073173
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012037633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1117305
  • (Sirsi) o810773256
  • (OCoLC)810773256

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