The Timetraveller's Guide to Victorian London

Overview

Everything you always wanted to know about Victorian London:

• What was The Great Stink (not a Victorian teenager’s bedroom)? • Life (or most likely death) in the workhouse • Chimney sweeps and apprentices—the life of an average working child • Begging and pickpocketing—survival on the streets • The diary of Queen Vic (the woman, not the pub) • Life in the rookeries • Jack ...
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Overview

Everything you always wanted to know about Victorian London:

• What was The Great Stink (not a Victorian teenager’s bedroom)? • Life (or most likely death) in the workhouse • Chimney sweeps and apprentices—the life of an average working child • Begging and pickpocketing—survival on the streets • The diary of Queen Vic (the woman, not the pub) • Life in the rookeries • Jack the Ripper, opium dens and the Victorian underworld • Charles Dickens, Avenging Angel • Public hangings and other entertainments • The turn of the tide—the age of reform

From the audacious Crystal Palace—a symbol of the age—to the slums of St Giles, Victorian London is a place of greater contrasts than in any other period. The more shocking because it is the most recent period in the series, here the streets are teeming with gents and pickpockets, vicars and prostitutes, philanthropists and murderers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904153115
  • Publisher: Watling Street, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Series: Timetraveller's Guides
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,109,538
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1 A Tale of Two Cities 9
2 Verminous and Measly Manners 21
3 Victoria and Her Dolls 29
4 Jolly Good Show - What Ho! 39
5 The Ugly Underworld 47
6 Callous Criminals and Loathsome Londoners 55
7 Clever Dicks and Putrid Punishments 63
8 Foul Fun 73
9 Sickening Schools 79
10 Inventors and Other Animals 87
Places to Go and Things to Do 92
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