London labour and the London poor

  • Auteur: Henry Mayhew
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1851
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London

  • Auteur: Francis Sheppard
  • ISBN: 9780192853691
  • Date de sortie: 2000
  • Collection: Oxford University Press, USA
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London has for most of 2000 years been the hub of the political, economic, and cultural life of the British Isles. No other city has held such a dominant national position for so long. This new study, by the doyen of London historians, describes London's diverse past, from its origins as aRoman settlement at the first bridging of the Thames to the world-class metropolis it is today. It provides a vivid account of a city which was the 'deere sweete' place which Chaucer loved more than any other city on earth, which was for Dickens his 'magic lantern', and to Keats 'a great sea',howling for more wrecks. It is also a story of much contrast and remarkable resilience; through great fires and pestilence, civil war, and the Blitz, London has rebuilt and reinvented itself for each generation.

Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Auteur: George Orwell
  • ISBN: 0141906189
  • Date de sortie: 2001-09-27
  • Collection: Penguin UK
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'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them.' George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time among the desperately poor and destitute in London and Paris is a moving tour of the underworld of society. Here he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses, working as a dishwasher in the vile 'Hôtel X', living alongside tramps, surviving on scraps and cigarette butts - in an unforgettable account of what being down and out is really like. Includes an introduction by Dervla Murphy, as well as definitive footnotes assigned to Orwell.

The Shows of London

  • Auteur: Richard Daniel Altick
  • ISBN: 9780674807310
  • Date de sortie: 1978-01
  • Collection: Harvard University Press
  • Total Download: 3610
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An examination of London exhibitions as they evolved from displays of relics in pre-Reformation churches, through the collections of eighteenth-century virtuosi, to the first science museums and public galleries of the mid-Victorian period illuminates English social history

The Criminal Prisons of London

  • Auteur: Henry Mayhew
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1862
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London

  • Auteur: Anthony Sutcliffe
  • ISBN: 0300110065
  • Date de sortie: 2006
  • Collection: Yale University Press
  • Total Download: 8163
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London is one of the world’s greatest cities, and its architecture is a unique heritage. The Tower of London is an urban castle unique in Europe, St Paul’s is one of the world’s greatest domed cathedrals, and the squares and crescents of the West End inspired Haussmann’s Paris. In London, it is the variety of the streets, buildings, and parks that strikes the visitor. No king or government has ever set its mark here. Private ownership has shaped the city, and architects have served a wide variety of clients. London’s Classical era produced an elegant townscape between 1600 and 1830, but medieval, Tudor, and Victorian London were a potpourri of buildings large and small, each making its own design statement. In London: An Architectural History Anthony Sutcliffe takes the reader through two thousand years of architecture from the sublime to the mundane. With over 300 color illustrations the book is intended for the general reader and especially those visiting London for the first time.

London

  • Auteur: Bridget Cherry
  • ISBN: 9780300096538
  • Date de sortie: 1998-01-01
  • Collection: Yale University Press
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This volume on London architecture covers the boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington. It gives a view of London's expansion northward from formal Georgian squares, to the hill towns of Hampstead and Highgate.
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