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English society in the eighteenth century

Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin Books, 1990.
Series: Penguin social history of Britain.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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A portrait of 18th century England, from its princes to its paupers, from its metropolis to its smallest hamlet. The topics covered include - diet, housing, prisons, rural festivals, bordellos, plays, paintings, and work and wages.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Porter
ISBN: 0140138196 9780140138191
OCLC Number: 22227250
Description: xiv, 420 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Contrasts --
The social order --
Power, politics and the law --
Keeping life going --
Getting and spending --
Having and enjoying --
Changing experiences --
Towards industrial society --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Penguin social history of Britain.
Responsibility: Roy Porter.
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