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    DescriptionBrilliant young historian Ben Wilson explores a time when licentious Britain tried to straighten out its moral code, ridding itself of its boisterous pastimes, plain-speaking and drunkenness - raising uncomfortable but fascinating parallels with our own age. "Decency and Disorder" is about the generation who grew up during the turmoil of the Napoleonic Wars, and some of its most exciting figures.


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    Title
    Decency and Disorder
    Subtitle
    The Age of Cant, 1789-1837
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 430 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571224692
    ISBN 10: 0571224695
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 941.07
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports.
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    03 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ben Wilson was born in 1980 and studied history at Pembroke College, Cambridge. The Observer said of him on the publication of his first book, The Laughter of Triumph: William Hone and the Fight for the Free Press: 'Ben Wilson may only be twenty-five, but he is already an exceptional talent.
    Review quote
    "'Wilson has a flair amounting almost to genius...' Observer"