Porter, Roy, 1946-.

London : a social history /​ Roy Porter. - London : Penguin, 2000. - xvii, 541 p., [16]p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 477-510) and index.

Looking at urban history, this work balances statistics with the words of historians, diarists and novelists, poets and churchmen such as: Pepys, Boswell, Fielding, Walpole, Blake, Mayhew, Wells, Woolf, and Spark. It is a celebration of the city and also an elegy for its decline, with statistics and anecdote, from Boadicea to Betjeman.

9780140105933 (pbk.) £14.99


London (England)--History.
London (England)--Social life and customs.
London (England)--Social conditions.

942.1 POR / 008721
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