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Victorian Pubs
     

Victorian Pubs

by Mark Girouard
 

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In Victorian London the reckless abundance of pubs brought comfort, glitter and variety to the drab lives of the poor and a flush of righteous anger to the solemn faces of the Temperance reformers. The agitators made important gains but never achieved the total prohibition they sought. This book celebrates the rise and laments the fall of the Victorian pub by looking

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In Victorian London the reckless abundance of pubs brought comfort, glitter and variety to the drab lives of the poor and a flush of righteous anger to the solemn faces of the Temperance reformers. The agitators made important gains but never achieved the total prohibition they sought. This book celebrates the rise and laments the fall of the Victorian pub by looking at buildings, builders, landlords and users with the eye of a social and architectural historian. The main emphasis is on London but there is also a final chapter covering in less detail the rest of England and Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300032017
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1984
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 10.13(h) x 0.66(d)

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