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Read it twice already Now reading dipping into again completely wonderful A first rate history of London in the C19th. I didn t think this was quite as cleverly structured as the 18th century book, but still a very good read for anyone interested in London or 19th century history. @DOWNLOAD E-PUB ⛎ London in the Nineteenth Century: A Human Awful Wonder of God ñ London in the nineteenth century was the greatest city mankind had ever seen Its wealth was dazzling Its horrors shocked the world As William Blake put it, London was a Human awful wonder of God It was a century of genius of Blake, Thackeray and Mayhew, of Nash, Faraday, Disraeli and Dickens Jerry White s dazzling book is the first in a hundred years to explore London s history over the nineteenth century as a whole We see the destruction of old London and the city s unparalleled suburban expansion We see how London absorbed people from all over Britain, from Europe and the Empire We see how Londoners worked and played Most of all, we see how they tried to make sense of their city and make it a better place in which to live Emerging clearly from this eloquent and richly detailed overview is the London we see about us today not very interesting. Londoners in the 19th century would use anything as an excuse to go a bit mad and burn stuff down.And life in the 19th century was mostly not so nice. Very interesting. Probably the most definitive written exploration of London in the nineteenth century admittedly I haven t read that many, although I d be surprised to come across a longer,fully rounded book on this subject , this is a well written and highly informative volume on our capital city at the time when it was the world s greatest city Known as the new Rome, London underwent a miraculous transformation in this century, in terms of size, population, infrastructure and culture.Jerry White explo Probably the most definitive written exploration of London in the nineteenth century admittedly I haven t read that many, although I d be surprised to come across a longer,fully rounded book on this subject , this is a well written and highly informative volume on our capital city at the time when it was the world s greatest city Known as the new Rome, London underwent a miraculous transformation in this century, in terms of size, population, infrastructure and culture.Jerry White explores in great depth all the driving forces behind the radical changes which left London a very different city at the end of the nineteenth century No theme is left unexamined, from the birth of the new police force to the new metropolitan railways, immigration and the ballooning population, the new forms of city government that were needed to run this vastly expanded metropolis.As with his book on the eighteenth century, in this one White does suffer slightly from a bias towards certain topics that interest him, at the expense of other potentiallyimportant topics Thirty pages are given over to the growth of the publishing industry in nineteenth century London, while only a few are dedicated to the arguablyera defining subject of the Metropolitan Board of Works and all its exceptional achievements.White s clear preference for certain topics does in this way tend to let the book down Achronological approach to the key events that shaped London in the nineteenth century might have served the topic better than the random distribution of related events and sagas across the different sections of the book.Luckily, the topic of London in the nineteenth century is so fascinating that even a bad writer couldn t fail to write something of interest about it For anyone who is keen to know what London was really like in those days, this is probably a good place to start A marvellous collection written in themed chapters and time lined from 1800 to 1899 covering how London changed during the 19th century It covers everything from architecture to government, charity and religion to riot and prostitution, homeless children to the wealthy in their perfect, posh streets The sections on the working class attitude to charity and religion was particularly eye opening.Lots of period detail, a terrific eye when it comes to poverty, class and power, and with a great A marvellous collection written in themed chapters and time lined from 1800 to 1899 covering how London changed during the 19th century It covers everything from architecture to government, charity and religion to riot and prostitution, homeless children to the wealthy in their perfect, posh streets The sections on the working class attitude to charity and religion was particularly eye opening.Lots of period detail, a terrific eye when it comes to poverty, class and power, and with a great story to tell very readable and very enjoyable I have 2 family lines that lived in London in this century I was fascinated to read about their London and what was going on A large chunk of London was under construction, withpeople moving in and London was spreading out too There was the Chartist demonstrates and the disease and crime outbreaks too I would think they thought the Salt lake valley was a little bit of heaven Maybe they did get homesick for their families left behind, and missed the grand parks Such a huge change for I have 2 family lines that lived in London in this century I was fascinated to read about their London and what was going on A large chunk of London was under construction, withpeople moving in and London was spreading out too There was the Chartist demonstrates and the disease and crime outbreaks too I would think they thought the Salt lake valley was a little bit of heaven Maybe they did get homesick for their families left behind, and missed the grand parks Such a huge change for them and it makes me admire them even This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I am amazed that the tube lines were cut then covered over and displaced inhabitants were not found alternative accomodation they were just turfed out on to the streets in a on yer boike fashion Also those first tube trains were steam trains imagine the mess from the smoke and think of the state of your lungs My copy was bought new and by halfway, it was starting to fall to pieces the glossy pages crammed with lovely photographs didn t appreciate being bound up with the paper text pages I am amazed that the tube lines were cut then covered over and displaced inhabitants were not found alternative accomodation they were just turfed out on to the streets in a on yer boike fashion Also those first tube trains were steam trains imagine the mess from the smoke and think of the state of your lungs My copy was bought new and by halfway, it was starting to fall to pieces the glossy pages crammed with lovely photographs didn t appreciate being bound up with the paper text pages Overall it was a tiresome read, however if victoriana pub quizzes are your forte then the wall to wall facts will have you covered enough to win the teddy