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London's West End

Creating the Pleasure District, 1800-1914

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The first history of the West End of London, showing how the nineteenth-century growth of theatres, opera houses, galleries, restaurants, department stores, casinos, exhibition centres, night clubs, street life, and the sex industry shaped modern culture and consumer society, and made London a world centre of entertainment and glamour.
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Rohan McWilliam is Professor of Modern British History at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and a former President of the British Association for Victorian Studies. A co-director of the Labour History Research Unit at Anglia Ruskin, he is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Victorian Culture and the London Journal. He is also on the editorial board of two book series: Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies and New Directions in Social and Cultural History. He has published widely on topics ranging from Victorian melodrama to the Labour Party in the 1980s, from the Victorian novelist G.W.M. Reynolds to the director Jonathan Miller. His edited collection on the Victorian publisher Edward Lloyd was the subject of a Times Leader column in 2019.


Introduction Part I: The Aristocratic West End 1800-1850 1: Drury Lane, 1800 2: Arcadia 3: The Beau Monde 4: The Histrionic Art 5: Curiosity Part II: The Bourgeois West End, 1850-1914 6: The Making of the West End, 1850-1914 7: Capital of Pleasure 8: Capital of Culture Part III: Showbiz 9: The Age of Boucicault, 1843-1880 10: Theatreland, 1880-1914 11: The Populist Palatial 12: Gaiety Nights Part IV: Hospitality 13: Eating Out 14: Grand Hotel 15: Shopocracy Part V: Heart of Empire 16: The Other West End