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Widely acclaimed when first published, this lively social history of Hogarth's England went into a second edition with a new preface and updated ...Show synopsisWidely acclaimed when first published, this lively social history of Hogarth's England went into a second edition with a new preface and updated notes and guide to further reading. 'This panorama of eighteenth-century English life ... Methodists and melancholia, village cricketers versified to glory and homosexuals pilloried to death, he has an eye and a word for everything in the pullulating scene.' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Social history is ever flourishing, but the number of really original contributions is relatively small. Mr. Jarrett's book is one of this number; he is an historian of established reputation in general history who sets out to describe the eighteenth-century scene from his own examination of original sources.' ECONOMIST 'Jarrett's comprehensive learning, his graceful style, and his instinct for the telling detail make this an excellent book to dip into, to read in installments and to keep for reference.' NEW YORKER 'Jarrett digs deep into the diaries, letters, memoirs of the period, gives anecdote and incident as a counterpoint to the illustrations, examines the age's attitude toward children and education, the role of women, marriage, pleasures, politics, life and death ... A brilliant study.' LOS ANGELES TIMESHide synopsis
Description:Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great...Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.
Description:Good. 0246640642 ALL BOOKS SHIPPED WITHIN 1 DAY OF PURCHASE! an...Good. 0246640642 ALL BOOKS SHIPPED WITHIN 1 DAY OF PURCHASE! an Ex-Library book. Will contain library stamps and markings. an Ex-Library book. Will contain library stamps and markings.
Description:In Very Good general condition, with some signs of previous...In Very Good general condition, with some signs of previous ownership and usage. Where a Dustwrapper has been issued, the condition is also very good.
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Hart-Davis MacGibbon, London...Very good in very good dust jacket. Hart-Davis MacGibbon, London, 1974. 1st printing, VG/VG, Hardcover, 256pgs. A fresh look at life in eighteenth-century England, a world of smugglers, gang warfare, and the age of suicide. Packed with care and shipped promptly.
Description:Illustrated. Very Good/Very Good. Sm 4to 0246640642 Dust jacket...Illustrated. Very Good/Very Good. Sm 4to 0246640642 Dust jacket omplete except price clipped. Original cloth boards with bright gilt titling and decorations. 256 pages clean and tight. England in the Age of Hogarth, the first in an important new series of social histories, takes an entirely fresh look at life in eighteenth-century England. Far from being an idyllic, pre-industrial age, Derek Jarrett believes `it was a dour and unromantic age, quick to recognise the absurdity of human life. Its view of itself was harsh and it was always ready to remind men and women how little they could expect on this earth, and how much they must bear. Nobody saw these things more clearly than Hogarth and it was for this reason that Englishmen continued to gaze, for many years after his death, into the mirror which he held up for them'. Through Hogarth's paintings and drawings, and by quoting numerous contemporary examples, Derek Jarrett paints a vivid and convincing portrait of English society, from the bucolic country squire, `the backbone of England', to the `short and simple annals of the poor'. It was an age of great violence; rather than have an effective police force (a symbol of Continental tyranny) Englishmen lived in a world of wreckers, smugglers and gang warfare; it was also the age in which suicide came to be called `the English disease'. The fascination of Hogarth's England has been brilliantly captured in this deeply-researched, beautifully-written book.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7Â¾"-9Â¾" tall; A...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7Â¾"-9Â¾" tall; A social history of the eighteenth century. Price cut from jacket flap. Margins of pages and jacket yellowed. 256 pages Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide.
Description:Despatched from UK within 24hrs of picking the item. Published...Despatched from UK within 24hrs of picking the item. Published by Hart-Davis in 1974. Dust jacket. Number of pages: 256. Condition: Good. Used book but in Good Condition for sensible price.
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