A Dictionary of Victorian London: An A-Z of the Great Metropolis

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Anthem Press, Jan 1, 2006 - History - 338 pages
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From slums to suburbs, freak-shows to fast food, prisons to pornography, A Dictionary of Victorian London is a fascinating exposť 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.

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Lee Jackson provides a handy reference for anyone who enjoys writing about Victorian London. With information about wages and housing costs, Jackson allows writers to quickly find information to colour their writing with a flavour of the age. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
67
Section 3
117
Section 4
127
Section 5
139
Section 6
155
Section 7
179
Section 8
243
Section 10
287
Section 11
307
Section 12
317
Section 13
325
Section 14
331
Section 15
333
Section 16
335
Section 17
337

Section 9
257
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About the author (2006)

Lee Jackson is the author of the acclaimed Decimus Webb series of Victorian murder mysteries, including A Metropolitan Murder, The Welfare of the Dead and The Last Pleasure Garden. He lives in Stoke Newington, London, with his partner Joanne and their daughter Clara.

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