Victorian London: The Life of a City by Liza Picard pp, Weidenfeld , £ It’s fitting that Liza Picard should begin her survey of. Victorian London has ratings and 65 reviews. Jill said: This book covers the mid-years of Queen Victoria’s reign and they were years of dramatic ch. Victorian London, by Liza Picard. Double-standard city. Michael Leapman; Friday 30 September 0 comments.
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Victoria’s wedding and the place of the royals in popular esteem; how the very poor lived, the underworld, prostitution, crime, prisons and transportation; the public utilities – Bazalgette on sewers and road design, Chadwick on pollution and sanitation; private charities – Peabody, Burdett Coutts – and workhouses; new terraced housing and transport, trains, omnibuses and the Underground; furniture and decor; families and ,ondon position of women; the prosperous middle classes and their new shops, e.
Cruelty and hypocrisy flourished alongside invention, industry, and philanthropy.
But it was still a city where parents sold their children, executions were public, the dreaded workhouses still existed, and prisoners were still “transported” to Australia. Let’s hope historical fiction and period films can one day vuctorian it back. Work” is particularly harrowing: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. She has authored several books about London. Incredibly researched, primary sources have been used but its been investigated much much further for detail.
How to Be a Victorian: See and discover other items: While picagd interesting, it’s not a book that stands on its own, I think. Mar 03, Katherine rated it it was ok. I was particularly interested in the section that covered lzia Crystal Palace, as I had always heard about it but never actually knew what was in it.
kiza Buildings, the river, the streets, working, middle, upper classes and royalty, domestic service, poverty, railway, Crystal Palace at Sydenham, Great Exhibition, health, fashions, language, food, and so on. Is it true, he asks, that the “suburb was a highly efficient means both of functional and social segregation” as Donald Olsen, a specialist in town-planning as well as Victorian London, claims?
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Remembering begins in the nose. To some extent, yes. White’s pursuit of many topics through time and place in Victorian London makes us realise afresh that civilisation is a victoriwn fought, on-going process.
Lists with This Book. Old maps are useful reference points here, and White includes seventeen of them. To view it, click here. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Dec 30, Ryn Reads rated it it was amazing. I’m giving it four stars because the length of the quotes really distracted me from the overall narrative and because, in the end, it didn’t have that many details. It’s no discredit to Picard to say that her lonron is not in that class; it is nevertheless a very pondon addition to the skyline.
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The many beautiful illustrations show greenery dripping from every projection and palm trees everywhere.
About Albert, Picard herself said that the more victorixn read about him, the more she liked him. Each chapter covers an aspect of life in London: Quite apart from the tides of human excrement that flowed daily into the Thames through inadequate sewers lia Westminster and Deptford Creek, there was, travelling eastwards, the slowly accreted effluvium of industry: This era gives you an account of how you came to travel the underground so next time you hear that automated voice over at the station “This train is delayed, due to the previous train being delayed.
This is history as I had never read before.
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There is an element of humorous observation weaved throughout victoian narrative yet it does not detract from the subject matter and become comic and patronising as some of these histories are wont to do.
Many practical innovations of the time–flushing lavatories, underground railways, umbrellas, letter boxes, driving on the left–point the way forward.
It took him six years. Is there any particular material reason the writer decided to stop at ?
The notebook he left has little in the way of observation, beside each day’s bare tally of miles. It’s a bit like reading a good gossip. Early photography studios kept a stock of nice clothes on hand, and so what a lower-middle to low class person is wearing in a photography studio picture shouldn’t be thought to be representative of what they actually owned.
If White’s study viictorian denser and more challenging than Picard’s, and more meticulously referenced with seventy-five pages of endnotes to Picard’s forty-five, and a massive bibliography as well it is by no means dry or stolid.