Voices from Dickens' London
This book offers a fascinating, evocative account of 19th-century London, so well known from Charles Dickens' much-loved novels. This book draws on descriptions of life in the capital from original letters, diaries and newspapers, as well as Dickens' own social commentary, to paint a vivid portrait of a city undergoing massive social changes. There is a unique gazetteer section with a modern-day map that allows the reader to discover where places and attractions mentioned in the text can be seen in today's London.
- Electronic book text | 336 pages
- 29 Jan 2009
- DAVID & CHARLES
- Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
About Michael Paterson
Michael Paterson, a lifelong Dickens enthusiast, has a knowledge of London's history acquired through three decades of intensive study, and conducts tours of the Victorian city. This is his fourth book for David & Charles. He lives in a Dickensian house in Walworth, South London.
Table of contents
* Foreword by Peter Ackroyd; * Introduction; 1 The Place; 2 The People; 3 Shops and Shopping; 4 City and Clerk; 5 Transport and Travel; 6 Entertainment; 7 The Poor; 8 Crime and Punishment; 9 The Respectable; * Chronology; * Gazetteer and Map; * Bibliography and Sources; * Index.