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London : a social history /​ Roy Porter.

By: Porter, Roy, 1946-.
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2000Description: xvii, 541 p., [16]p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780140105933 (pbk.) .Subject(s): London (England) -- History | London (England) -- Social life and customs | London (England) -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 942.1 POR Online resources: Table of contents Summary: 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.
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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.

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