A Great and Monstrous Thing

A Great and Monstrous Thing

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A Great and Monstrous Thing offers a street-level view of eighteenth-century London, a city of grandeur and glitter, squalor and poverty, risen from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1666 that destroyed half its homes and great public buildings. What emerges is a society fractured by geography, politics, religion, historya€”and especially by class.For such a life, Hanway thought, the ability to read was desirable, but a#39;I do not think it necessary that above one in ten of the common ... Lifea#39;.9. The reading thought best to equip children for a life of manual labour was entirely religious, the Bible and Book of ... William Hogartha#39;s Tom Nero, the villain of The Four Stages of Cruelty (1751), wears the cap and badge of St Giles Charity School, for instance.

Title:A Great and Monstrous Thing
Author: Jerry White
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2013-02-28

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