The Resource London fog : the biography, Christine L. Corton

London fog : the biography, Christine L. Corton

Label
London fog : the biography
Title
London fog
Title remainder
the biography
Statement of responsibility
Christine L. Corton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In popular imagination, London is a city of fog. The classic London fogs, the thick yellow "pea-soupers," were born in the industrial age of the early nineteenth century. The first globally notorious instance of air pollution, they remained a constant feature of cold, windless winter days until clean air legislation in the 1960s brought about their demise. Christine L. Corton tells the story of these epic London fogs, their dangers and beauty, and their lasting effects on our culture and imagination. As the city grew, smoke from millions of domestic fires, combined with industrial emissions and naturally occurring mists, seeped into homes, shops, and public buildings in dark yellow clouds of water droplets, soot, and sulphur dioxide. The fogs were sometimes so thick that people could not see their own feet. By the time London's fogs lifted in the second half of the twentieth century, they had changed urban life. Fogs had created worlds of anonymity that shaped social relations, providing a cover for crime, and blurring moral and social boundaries. They had been a gift to writers, appearing famously in the works of Charles Dickens, Henry James, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson, Joseph Conrad, and T.S. Eliot. Whistler and Monet painted London fogs with a fascination other artists reserved for the clear light of the Mediterranean. Corton combines historical and literary sensitivity with an eye for visual drama -generously illustrated here- to reveal London fog as one of the great urban spectacles of the industrial age."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Corton, Christine L.
Dewey number
551.57/509421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QC929.F7
LC item number
C57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fog
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • Cultural property
  • Smog
  • Air Pollution
Label
London fog : the biography, Christine L. Corton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The birth of London fog -- Dickensian gloom -- King Fog -- Women in danger -- The view from abroad -- London apocalypse -- Land of the living dead -- The last gasp -- Conclusion : the death of London fog
Control code
ocn906121578
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9780674088351
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015011953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025331218
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)906121578
Label
London fog : the biography, Christine L. Corton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The birth of London fog -- Dickensian gloom -- King Fog -- Women in danger -- The view from abroad -- London apocalypse -- Land of the living dead -- The last gasp -- Conclusion : the death of London fog
Control code
ocn906121578
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9780674088351
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015011953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025331218
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)906121578

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