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Decency and Disorder

Ben Wilson

Decency and Disorder: The Age of Cant 1789-1837 is Ben Wilson’s dazzling new account of the colourful and outrageous period before the Victorians – the age of Jane Austen and Byron.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571224692
Date Published
03.04.2008
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Summary

Brilliant young historian Ben Wilson explores a time when licentious Britain tried to straighten out its moral code, ridding itself of its boisterous pastimes, plain-speaking and drunkenness – raising uncomfortable but fascinating parallels with our own age. Decency and Disorder is about the generation who grew up during the turmoil of the Napoleonic Wars, and some of its most exciting figures.

BenWilson

Ben Wilson was born in1980 and studied history at Pembroke College, Cambridge – both as an undergraduate and postgraduate. His first book, THE LAUGHTER OF TRIUMPH: WILLIAM HONE AND THE FIGHT FOR THE FREE PRESS, was published by Faber in 2005 to universal accalim. This was followed in 2007 by DECENCY AND DISORDER: THE AGE OF CANT 1789-1837.

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