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Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain (2006)
by Judith Flanders (Author)
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By the close of the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution had brought with it not just factories, railways, mines and machines but also fashion, travel, leisure and pleasure. This book explores this revolution in science, technology and industry - and how a world of thrilling sensation and theatricality was born.
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