Paperback Dirty old London : the Victorian fight against filth / Lee Jackson.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780300216110 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2014.
In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with 'night soil', graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them.
293 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm