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Consuming passions : leisure and pleasure in Victorian Britain

Author: Judith Flanders
Publisher: London : HarperPress, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the close of the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution had brought with it not just factories, railways, mines and machines but also brought fashion, travel, leisure and pleasure. This book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Flanders
ISBN: 9780007172955 0007172958
OCLC Number: 68769976
Description: xvii, 604 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: From Arcadia to Arcade: the great exhibition --
'A nation of shopkeepers': the eighteenth-century shop --
The ladies' (and gents') paradise: the nineteenth-century shop --
Read all about it: buying the news --
Penny a line: books and the reading public --
To travel hopefully: holidays and tourism --
The greatest shows on earth? --
Penny plain, tuppence coloured: the theatrical spectacular --
Going for a song: the music market --
Going, going: art and the market --
Sporting life --
Visions of sugar plums: a Christmas coda.
Responsibility: Judith Flanders.
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Praise for 'The Victorian House': 'This book is a splendidly entertaining read, and it also breaks new ground. No one has ever written so interestingly or wittily about housework.' The Spectator Read more...

 
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