Synopses & Reviews
From the disease infected rookeries and teeming vice-ridden streets to the sweatshops, coffee houses and spacious parks, George's recreation of a capital city in a dirty, brutal—but also elegant—age has never been surpassed. Both a social history and an impeccably documented reference work, her book chronicles the change in social attitudes between 1700 and 1800, which left London cleaner, healthier and more ordered.
"Literary skill and historical scholarship ably blended, make the reading of this volume a delight." —American Historical Review
"Her work is full of eloquent detail." — The Observer (London)
Includes bibliographical references (p. -441) and index.