Dickens's Victorian London (Hardback)

Alex Werner

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Over 200 stunning archive photographs, most of which have never been published before, illustrate this mesmerising guide to Victorian London seen through the eyes of Charles Dickens. Setting Dickens against the city that was the backdrop and inspiration for his work, it takes the reader on a memorable and haunting journey, discovering the places and subjects which stimulated his imagination. Here are captivating photographs of famous landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey, alongside coaching inns, the Thames before the Embankment was built, the construction of the Metropolitan Underground Line, the docklands that studded the river and the many villages that make up London today. Authoritatively written and beautifully illustrated, this book will appeal to anyone who loves this beguiling city and wants to explore it as it was in Dickens' day.


Product Details

  • Product code: ALCUP
  • ISBN: 9780091943738
  • Publisher: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 19.9cm x 25.2cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: Thu Jan 05 00:00:00 GMT 2012
  • Book points: 25

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"Fascinating photos" -

I bought this book because I have ancestry in London around the time that Dickens was living and writing about the area. Very evocative photos and well linked into Dickens literature. It gave me an insight into what it would have been like to live in London at that time.

Janet , Wed Feb 29 22:45:52 GMT 2012

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"Superb!!!" -

I bought this book after visiting the Dickens Museum in London. The old photographs of areas in London from Dickens' time are brilliant. Recommended!!

Dave , Thu Feb 02 10:40:35 GMT 2012

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