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The Resource The time traveler's guide to Regency Britain : a handbook for visitors to 1789-1830, Ian Mortimer

The time traveler's guide to Regency Britain : a handbook for visitors to 1789-1830, Ian Mortimer

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The time traveler's guide to Regency Britain : a handbook for visitors to 1789-1830
Title
The time traveler's guide to Regency Britain
Title remainder
a handbook for visitors to 1789-1830
Statement of responsibility
Ian Mortimer
Title variation
  • Regency Britain
  • Time traveller's guide to Regency Britain
Title variation remainder
a handbook for visitors to 1789-1830
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A vivid and immersive history of Georgian England that gives its reader a firsthand experience of life as it was truly lived during the era of Jane Austen, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and the Duke of Wellington. This is the age of Jane Austen and the Romantic poets; the paintings of John Constable and the gardens of Humphry Repton; the sartorial elegance of Beau Brummell and the poetic license of Lord Byron; Britain's military triumphs at Trafalgar and Waterloo; the threat of revolution and the Peterloo massacre. In the latest volume of his celebrated series of Time Traveler's Guides, Ian Mortimer turns to what is arguably the most-loved period in British history: the Regency, or Georgian England. A time of exuberance, thrills, frills and unchecked bad behavior, it was perhaps the last age of true freedom before the arrival of the stifling world of Victorian morality. At the same time, it was a period of transition that reflected unprecedented social, economic, and political change. And like all periods in history, it was an age of many contradictions--where Beethoven's thundering Fifth Symphony could premier in the same year that saw Jane Austen craft the delicate sensitivities of Persuasion. Once more, Ian Mortimer takes us on a thrilling journey to the past, revealing what people ate, drank, and wore; where they shopped and how they amused themselves; what they believed in, and what they feared. Conveying the sights, sounds, and smells of the Regency period, this is history at its most exciting, physical, visceral--the past not as something to be studied but as lived experience."--
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1967-
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Mortimer, Ian
Dewey number
941.07/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA520
LC item number
.M674 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The time traveler's guide to Regency Britain : a handbook for visitors to 1789-1830, Ian Mortimer
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 371-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The landscape -- London -- The people -- Character -- Practicalities -- What to wear -- Travelling -- Where to stay -- What to eat, drink and smoke -- Cleanliness, health and medicine -- Law and order -- Entertainment -- Envoi
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
x, 416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643138817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1259050235
  • 3991862
  • 3991862
Label
The time traveler's guide to Regency Britain : a handbook for visitors to 1789-1830, Ian Mortimer
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 371-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The landscape -- London -- The people -- Character -- Practicalities -- What to wear -- Travelling -- Where to stay -- What to eat, drink and smoke -- Cleanliness, health and medicine -- Law and order -- Entertainment -- Envoi
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
x, 416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643138817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1259050235
  • 3991862
  • 3991862

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