Georgian London: Into the Streets

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In Georgian London: Into the Streets, Lucy Inglis takes readers on a tour of London's most formative age—the age of love, sex, intellect, art, great ambition, and fantastic ruin. Travel back to the Georgian years, a time that changed expectations of what life could be. Peek into the gilded drawing rooms of the aristocracy, walk down the quiet avenues of the new middle class, and crouch in the damp doorways of the poor. But watch your wallet—tourists make perfect prey for the thriving community of hawkers, prostitutes, and scavengers. Visit the madhouses of Hackney, the workshops of Soho, and the mean streets of Cheapside. Have a coffee in the city, check the stock exchange, and pop into St Paul's to see progress on the new dome. This book is about the Georgians who called London their home, from dukes and artists to rent boys and hot air balloonists meeting dog-nappers and life-models along the way. It investigates the legacies they left us in architecture and art, science, and society, and shows the making of the capital millions know and love today.

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About the Author:

Lucy Inglis began blogging in 2009 on the lesser-known aspects of London during the 18th Century—including food, immigration, and sex—at GeorgianLondon.com.

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"Read and be amazed by a city you thought you knew."  —Jonathan Foyle, World Monuments Fund

"Jam-packed with unusual insights and facts. A great read from a talented new historian."  —Independent

"Pacy, superbly researched. The real sparkle lies in its relentless cavalcade of insightful anecdotes . . . There's much to treasure here."  —Londonist

"Inglis has a good ear for the outlandish, the farcical, the bizarre and the macabre. A wonderful popular history of Hanoverian London."  —London Historians

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Lucy Inglis
Verlag: PENGUIN GROUP Jul 2014 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0670920142 ISBN 13: 9780670920143
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Buchbeschreibung PENGUIN GROUP Jul 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - A look at the daily lives of the Georgians of London, from dukes to prostitutes and dog-nappers to hot air balloonists, and featuring quickie marriages and lawless highwaymen. 'Full of neat character portraits and engaging plots' 'Financial Times'. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780670920143

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