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The Resource Mansions of misery : a biography of the Marshalsea debtors' prison, Jerry White

Mansions of misery : a biography of the Marshalsea debtors' prison, Jerry White

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Mansions of misery : a biography of the Marshalsea debtors' prison
Title
Mansions of misery
Title remainder
a biography of the Marshalsea debtors' prison
Statement of responsibility
Jerry White
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A micro-history of London in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries - the story of the capital's notorious debtors'prison, immortalised by Charles Dickens. For Londoners debt was part of everyday life. The poor depended on credit from shopkeepers and landlords to survive, but the rich too were often deep in debt to finance their luxurious lifestyle. When creditors lost their patience both rich and poor would be thrown into one the capital's debtors'prisons where they could linger for years. The most notorious of them was the Marshalsea. In the eighteenth century, the prison became a byword for misery; in the words of one of its inmates, it was 'hell in epitome'. But the Marshalsea was also a microcosm of London life, and whereas its poorest inmates lived in fear of starvation, the wealthy carried on as they would in the outside world, employing servants and entertaining guests
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StDuBDS
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1949-
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White, Jerry
Dewey number
  • 942.1'64'09033
  • 942.16409033
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marshalsea Prison (Southwark, London, England)
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • History
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Mansions of misery : a biography of the Marshalsea debtors' prison, Jerry White
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Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
9781847923028
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781847923028
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Mansions of misery : a biography of the Marshalsea debtors' prison, Jerry White
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781847923028
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781847923028
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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