Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth

3.77 avg rating
( 360 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780300192056: Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil," graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them.

Through thematic chapters, Jackson describes how Victorian reformers met with both triumph and disaster. Full of individual stories and overlooked details—from the dustmen who grew rich from recycling, to the peculiar history of the public toilet—this riveting book gives us a fresh insight into the minutiae of daily life and the wider challenges posed by the unprecedented growth of the Victorian capital.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

Lee Jackson guides us through the filthy streets, squalid slums, injurious factories, and dirty homes of the Victorian metropolis, and introduces us to the heroes who (quite literally) fought against the tide of filth in nineteenth-century London.

About the Author:

Lee Jackson is a well-known Victorianist and creator of a preeminent website on Victorian London (www.victorianlondon.org).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780300216110: Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0300216114 ISBN 13: 9780300216110
Publisher: Yale University Press, 2015
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Seller Image

1.

Jackson, Lee
Published by Yale University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0300192053 ISBN 13: 9780300192056
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
J.M. Brown
(Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Yale University Press, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. New. Pristine, unmarked. 24 pages of illustrations. // Shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. Seller Inventory # 019757

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Jackson, Lee
Published by Yale University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0300192053 ISBN 13: 9780300192056
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Yale University Press, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB011SIR672

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.77
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Jackson, Lee
Published by Yale University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0300192053 ISBN 13: 9780300192056
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Yale University Press, 2014. Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 0300192053-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Jackson, Lee
Published by Yale University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0300192053 ISBN 13: 9780300192056
New Hardcover Quantity available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Yale University Press, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0300192053

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 50.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds