A Dictionary of Victorian London
352 pages
English
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352 pages
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A wonderful A-Z of  curiosities, sensationalism and oddities of daily Victorian life.


From slums to suburbs, freak-shows to fast food, prisons to pornography, 'A Dictionary of Victorian London' is a fascinating exposé of everyday life in the Great Metropolis of Victorian London. Compiling authentic nineteenth-century voices from a multitude of sources, including advertisements, diaries, court cases, journalism and guidebooks, Lee Jackson paints a unique picture of life in a vibrant and diverse city in an alphabetical guide that ranges from A for Advertising Vans ("devoted to the promulgation of the merits of Holloway's ointment in curing diseased legs") to Z for Zazel (the world's first human cannonball). With striking contemporary illustrations throughout, this is a must-read for anyone interested in the remarkable history of London and the enthralling lives of the Victorians.


List of Illustrations; Preface, Entries A-Z; Appendix I; Appendix II; Appendix III; Appendix IV; Appendix V

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Date de parution 01 août 2006
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EAN13 9780857287113
Langue English
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A D I C T I O N A R Y O F V I C T O R I A N L O N D O N
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A D I C T I O N A R Y O F V I C T O R I A N L O N D O N
An A–Z of the Great Metropolis
Lee Jackson
Anthem Press
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Anthem Press An imprint of Wimbledon Publishing Company www.anthempress.com
This edition first published in UK and USA 2006 Reprinted in 2010
by ANTHEM PRESS 7576 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HA, UK or PO Box 9779, London SW19 7ZG, UK and 244 Madison Ave. #116, New York, NY 10016, USA
Preface, editorial matter and selection © Lee Jackson 2006
The moral right of the author has been asserted.
All rights reserved. Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise), without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book.
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Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data A catalog record for this book has been requested.
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ISBN 978 1 84331 230 7 (Hbk)
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The Editor
Lee Jackson is the author of the acclaimed Decimus Webb series of Victorian murder mysteries, includingA Metropolitan Murder, The Welfare of the DeadandThe Last Pleasure Garden. He is fascinated by the social history of the Victorian city and maintains the popular websitewww.victorianlondon.org, devoted to exploring the minutiae of daily life in ‘The Great Metropolis’. He lives in Stoke Newington, London, with his partner Joanne and their daughter Clara.
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L I S T O F I L L U S T R AT I O N S
Frontispiece: Queen Victoria, from The Queen’s London,1896. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i A ‘How We Advertise Now’,Punch,1887.. . . . . . . . . . . 1 B ‘Woman’s Emancipation’,Punch,111851. . . . . . . . . . . C fromCassell’s Household Guide. . . . . . . 31, [n.d., 1880s] D ‘The Arsenic Waltz’,Punch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 1862 EIllustrated London News, 1850. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 F ‘Pity the Poor Garotters!’,Punch, 1872 . . . . . . . . . . . 91 GThe Queen’s London,1896 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 H The Great Moral Lesson at Horsemonger Lane Gaol, Nov. 13,’Punch, 1849 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 I ‘Electric Light on the Thames Embankment’ , Illustrated London News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127, 1879. JKLIllustrated London News, 1845. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 M ‘Patent AntiGarotte Overcoat’,Punch, 1856 . . . . . 155 NO fromLondon Labour and the London Poor, 1851. . . . 179 PQ ‘Faraday Giving His Card to Father Thames’, Punch, 1855. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 R ‘Rink Society in the Provinces is Apt to be Rather Mixed’,Punch, 1876. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 S ‘Workers on the “Silent Highway” ’,Street Life in London, by J. Thomson and Adolphe Smith, 1877 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 T ‘Terrific Apparition’,Punch,1869 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
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A Dictionary of Victorian London
UVW ‘Well, I’m sure no woman with the least sense of decency would think of going down that way to it.’,Punch,1864 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307 XYZ Poster for the Royal Aquarium, advertising Zazel ‘the human cannonball’, 1877.. . . . . . . . . . . . 317
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