Craze: Gin and Debauchery in an Age of Reason

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An intimate, irreverent history of the 'gin craze' in eighteenth-century London 'Gin took London by storm in the first half of the 18th century. It 'was the original urban drug,' says Warner in this intriguing slice of social history. 'Cheap, potent, and readily available,' it aided London's poor in escaping the wretchedness of their lives and was considered a public menace by Daniel Defoe and Samuel Johnson. (Hogarth's famous print Gin Lane imagined a nightmarish world destroyed by a demonic drink.) Warner gives us the ...

Craze: Gin and Debauchery in an Age of Reason 2003, Random House Trade, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780812968996

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Craze: Gin and Debauchery in an Age of Reason 2003, Profile Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781861976703

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Craze: Gin and Debauchery in an Age of Reason 2002, Basic Books

ISBN-13: 9781568582313

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