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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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ashton, Rosemary
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA688
LC item number
.A66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Disraeli, Benjamin
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Disraeli, Benjamin
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • Thames River (England)
  • Great Britain
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Social conditions
  • England
  • England
  • Great Britain
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
Prologue -- 1858 in history. Moments of consequence ; The rise of Disraeli ; Medicine and marriage ; Literature and art -- May 1858. Dickens in distress ; Derby Day ; Marriage mischief -- June 1858, part I. Darwin and the pursuit of science ; Dickens dissolves his marriage ; Midsummer madness ; Meltdown in Clubland -- June 1858, part II. The silver Thames ; Queen Victoria, Cruiser, and the Great Eastern ; Crinolineomania ; More marriage troubles ; Darwin's dilemma -- July 1858. Darwin in distress ; "Mad" wives and vengeful husbands ; Disraeli tames the Thames ; Rothschild enters the Commons at last -- July-August 1858. Hot heads at the Garrick Club ; Dickens on tour ; The exploits of Dickens's Mr Stryver ; Disraeli's whitebait dinner -- The aftermath of the hot summer. The fallout from the Garrick Club affair ; Success and embarrassment for Dickens ; The end of the Robinson case ; Darwin triumphant -- Epilogue. The year in pantomime ; One hot summer's consequences
Control code
988864459
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300227260
Lccn
2017001767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13500793
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
Prologue -- 1858 in history. Moments of consequence ; The rise of Disraeli ; Medicine and marriage ; Literature and art -- May 1858. Dickens in distress ; Derby Day ; Marriage mischief -- June 1858, part I. Darwin and the pursuit of science ; Dickens dissolves his marriage ; Midsummer madness ; Meltdown in Clubland -- June 1858, part II. The silver Thames ; Queen Victoria, Cruiser, and the Great Eastern ; Crinolineomania ; More marriage troubles ; Darwin's dilemma -- July 1858. Darwin in distress ; "Mad" wives and vengeful husbands ; Disraeli tames the Thames ; Rothschild enters the Commons at last -- July-August 1858. Hot heads at the Garrick Club ; Dickens on tour ; The exploits of Dickens's Mr Stryver ; Disraeli's whitebait dinner -- The aftermath of the hot summer. The fallout from the Garrick Club affair ; Success and embarrassment for Dickens ; The end of the Robinson case ; Darwin triumphant -- Epilogue. The year in pantomime ; One hot summer's consequences
Control code
988864459
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300227260
Lccn
2017001767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13500793
System control number
(OCoLC)988864459

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