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London in the Nineteenth Century

Narrated by: Neil Gardener
Length: 21 hrs and 7 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)
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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.