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The Resource One hot summer : Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858, Rosemary Ashton

One hot summer : Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858, Rosemary Ashton

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One hot summer : Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858
Title
One hot summer
Title remainder
Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858
Statement of responsibility
Rosemary Ashton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While 1858 in London may have been noteworthy for its broiling summer months and the related stench of the sewage-filled Thames River, the year is otherwise little remembered. And yet, historian Rosemary Ashton reveals 1858 was marked by significant, if unrecognised, turning points. For ordinary people, and also for the rich, famous, and powerful, the months from May to August turned out to be a summer of consequence. Ashton mines Victorian letters and gossip, diaries, court records, newspapers, and other contemporary sources to uncover historically crucial moments in the lives of three main protagonists - Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Disraeli. She also introduces others who gained renown in the headlines of the day, among them George Eliot, Karl Marx, William Thackeray, and Bulwer Lytton
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1947-
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Ashton, Rosemary
Dewey number
  • 942.1'081
  • 942.1081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • London (England)
  • Great Stink, London, England, 1858
  • Eighteen fifty-eight, A.D
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Disraeli, Benjamin
  • History
Label
One hot summer : Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858, Rosemary Ashton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780300227260
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300227260
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
One hot summer : Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858, Rosemary Ashton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780300227260
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300227260
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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