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Dirty Old London: The Victorian Fight Against Filth Hardcover – 3 Oct 2014

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (3 Oct. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300192053
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300192056
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.2 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 356,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is a tightly argued, meticulously researched history of sanitation that reads like a novel."--Paula Byrne, The Times
"Lee Jackson stops to have a good poke around - and consider in fascinating, sometimes gruesome detail, the filth and nuisances of the time . . . Utterly engrossing."--Jo Baker, The New York Times Book Review
"Rich in wonderful contemporary details gleaned from newspapers and archives, Jackson's study is a vivid account of the enormous challenges faced by a city expanding at an unprecedented rate."--P. D. Smith, The Guardian
"Mr Jackson has written a book that is neat and sparkling, unlike his subject matter."--Emily Cockayne, Wall Street Journal Europe
"Impressive . . . [Lee] Jackson has written a book that is neat and sparkling, unlike his subject matter."--Emily Cockayne, The Wall Street Journal
"An atypical look at London's social history. Jackson manages to make a disgusting topic much funnier than one would expect."--Library Journal
"Jackson demonstrates the unimaginable filth that permeated London during the 19th century . . . A well-researched, if unpalatable, picture of a filthy city and the different factions fighting for and against reform using class distinctions, gender inequality and horrendous poor laws."--Kirkus Reviews
"While the subject of Dirty Old London is often, unavoidably, off-putting, it is also endlessly intriguing."--Shelf Awareness
"Disgusting and wonderful."--Kelly Faircloth, Jezebel
"Dirty Old London is a treat - truly Victorian, in that it is shocking, entertaining, educational and grisly by turns."--Catharine Arnold, author of Necropolis: London and its Dead
"I can't think of a better companion with whom to explore London's underbelly - expert, engaging and approachable."--Sarah Wise, author of The Blackest Streets: The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum
"So much meticulous research packaged into such a vividly readable narrative. I loved it."--Liza Picard, author of Victorian London
"The squalor of Victorian London was proverbial. Lee Jackson's revelatory clean-up goes behind the headlines to allow us to see not just what, but why, London was so dirty."--Judith Flanders, author of The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London

About the Author

Lee Jackson is a well-known Victorianist and creator of a preeminent website on Victorian London (www.victorianlondon.org).

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