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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

Label
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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
London, 1858. Noteworthy for its broiling summer months and the related stench of the sewage-filled Thames River, the year is otherwise little remembered. Ashton reveals that thanks to significant, if unrecognized, turning points, the months from May to August turned out to be a summer of consequence. She mines Victorian letters and gossip, diaries, court records, newspapers, and other contemporary sources to uncover historically crucial moments in the lives of three protagonists: Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Disraeli. Invisible threads of connection among Londoners at every social level in 1858 bring the celebrated city and its citizens vibrantly to life
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
942.1081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA688
LC item number
.A66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
One hot summer : Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the great stink of 1858, Rosemary Ashton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In history -- May 1858 -- June 1858, part I -- June 1858, part II -- July 1858 -- July-August 1858 -- The aftermath of the hot summer -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn988864459
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300227260
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2017001767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations., portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)988864459
Label
One hot summer : Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the great stink of 1858, Rosemary Ashton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In history -- May 1858 -- June 1858, part I -- June 1858, part II -- July 1858 -- July-August 1858 -- The aftermath of the hot summer -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn988864459
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300227260
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2017001767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations., portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)988864459

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