The Secret History of Georgian London

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By Dan Cruickshank 
Publisher: Random House Group Limited
Edition: EPUB
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Language: English
ISBN: 140708951X-BEEPB
EAN: 9781407089515-BEEPB
Publish Date: 2010-6-30
Binding: eBook
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Georgian London evokes images of elegant buildings and fine art, but it was also a city where prostitution was rife, houses of ill repute widespread, and many tens of thousands of people dependent in some way or other on the wages of sin. The sex industry was, in fact, a very powerful force indeed, and in The Secret History of Georgian London, Dan Cruickshank compellingly shows how it came to affect almost every aspect of life and culture in the capital. Examining the nature of the sex trade, he offers a tantalising insight into the impact of prostitution to give us vivid portraits of some of the women who became involved in its world. And he discusses the very varied attitudes of contemporaries -- those who sympathised, those who indulged, and those who condemned. As he powerfully argues, these women, and many thousands like them, not only shaped eighteenth-century London, they also helped determine its future development.

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Title: The Secret History of Georgian London
Publisher: Random House Group Limited
Author: Dan Cruickshank
Edition: EPUB
Edition: eBook , EPUB
Language: English
ISBN: 140708951X-BEEPB
EAN: 9781407089515-BEEPB
Publish Date: 2010-6-30
Binding: eBook

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