Consuming Passions

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Flanders, Judith
Published by HarperPress, London (2006)
ISBN 10: 0007172958 ISBN 13: 9780007172955
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Book Description HarperPress, London, 2006. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. This book presents a delightful and fascinating social history of Victorians at leisure, told through the letters, diaries, journals and novels of 19th-century men and women from the author of the bestselling "The Victorian House". Imagine a world where only one in five people owns a book, where just one in ten has a knife or a fork - a world where five people out of every six do not own a cup to hold a hot drink. That was what England was like in the early eighteenth century. Yet by the close of the nineteenth century, the Industrial Revolution had brought with it not just factories, railways, mines and machines but also brought fashion, travel, leisure and pleasure. Leisure became an industry, a cornucopia of excitement for the masses. And it was spread by newspapers, by advertising, by promotions and publicity - all eighteenth, not twentieth century creations. It was Josiah Wedgwood and his colleagues who invented money-back guarantees, free delivery, and celebrity endorsements. New technology such as the railways brought audiences to ever-more-elaborate extravaganzas, whether it was theatrical spectaculars with breathtaking pyrotechnics and hundreds of extras, 'hippodramas' recreating the battle of Waterloo, or the Great Exhibition itself, proudly displaying 'the products of all quarters of the globe' under twenty-two acres of a sparkling 'Crystal Palace'. In "Consuming Passions", the bestselling author of "The Victorian House" explores this dramatic revolution in science, technology and industry - and how a world of thrilling sensation, lavish spectacle and unimaginable theatricality was born.604pp. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 030385

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Judith Flanders
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Book Description UK General Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardbound, with the DJ, BRAND NEW. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000165352

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Book Description UK General Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007172958

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Book Description UK General Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007172958

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