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Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth by [Lee Jackson]

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'So much meticulous research packaged into such a vividly readable narrative. I loved it.' - Liza Picard, author of Victorian LondonLiza Picard''I can't think of a better companion with whom to explore London's underbelly - expert, engaging and approachable.' - Sarah Wise, author of The Blackest Streets: The Life and Death of a Victorian SlumSarah Wise and lsquo;Dirty Old London is a treat and ndash; truly Victorian, in that it is shocking, entertaining, educational and grisly by turns. and rsquo; and ndash; Catharine Arnold, author of Necropolis: London and its DeadCatharine Arnold and lsquo;The squalor of Victorian London was proverbial. Lee Jackson and rsquo;s revelatory clean-up goes behind the headlines to allow us to see not just what, but why, London was so dirty. and rsquo; - Judith Flanders, author of The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' LondonJudith Flanders --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Lee Jackson is a well-known Victorianist and creator of a preeminent website on Victorian London (www.victorianlondon.org). --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00O56PUCS
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Yale University Press (28 November 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7863 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 301 pages
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Lee Jackson is a Victorian enthusiast, creator of the popular online resource on the social history of Victorian London, www.victorianlondon.org, and currently working on a PhD entitled 'Dickensland'. His book 'Dirty Old London' (Yale University Press, 2014) was described by The Times as 'a tightly argued, meticulously researched history of sanitation that reads like a novel' and by the Lancet as 'a triumph of popular scholarship'. His latest book 'Palaces of Pleasure: How the Victorians Invented Mass Entertainment' (Yale University Press, 2019) covers topics as diverse as the origins of modern public house, football, music hall, the Victorian seaside, dance halls and pleasure gardens.

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