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London in the Nineteenth Century

Narrated by: Neil Gardner
Length: 21 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: History, British
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Jerry White's London in the Nineteenth Century is the richest and most absorbing account of the city's greatest century by its leading expert. 

London in the nineteenth century was the greatest city mankind had ever seen. Its growth was stupendous. Its wealth was dazzling. Its horrors shocked the world. This was the London of Blake, Thackeray and Mayhew, of Nash, Faraday and Disraeli. Most of all it was the London of Dickens. As William Blake put it, London was 'a Human awful wonder of God'. 

In Jerry White's dazzling history we witness the city's unparalleled metamorphosis over the course of the century through the daily lives of its inhabitants. We see how Londoners worked, played and adapted to the demands of the metropolis during this century of dizzying change. The result is a panorama teeming with life.

©2018 Jerry White (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Superb history

This is a fantastic book. It's nicely structured and in-depth enough without going too far down one aspect of London life. Really well read and nicely paced. Really enjoyed it. I would love the 20th century London book to be released on here too! Highly rated for anyone interested in history or indeed, the amazing varied city of London. First class.

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Amazing book...

This is brilliant, detailed and fascinating, but if you’re easily offended by terrible accents, try the non audio copy.

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  • Count B
  • 16-06-19

SO DETAILED..SO VERY VERY DETAILED.

Maybe just me, but how I wish one of these books on 19th century London was not bogged down with lists. Lists of roads, train stations, building works. A book that took me on a mental walk through the city, showed me the sites, enhanced the smell & noise of the city, above all focused on the people as though I was meeting them, not batter me around the head with so much data I finds myself weary waiting for the next portion that actually perks up my ears,

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  • Neil Wilkinson
  • 27-03-20

Excellent in all aspects.

The writing is crisp and the details so good you're almost there in the flesh.

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  • Ramac
  • 15-09-19

Boring

Some parts interesting, but all those statistics and number guesstimates, were over done. I had to tune out.

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