Georgian London: Into the Streets

Lucy Inglis (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$26.95
Publisher
Penguin UK
Publish Date
July 01, 2014
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.0 X 1.3 X 7.7 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780670920143

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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.