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The first Bohemians: life and art in London's golden age

The first Bohemians: life and art in London's golden age

Gatrell, Vic, 1941- author

In the teeming, disordered, and sexually charged square half-mile centred on London's Covent Garden something extraordinary evolved in the 18th century. It was the world's first creative 'Bohemia'. The nation's most significant artists, actors, poets, novelists, and dramatists lived here. Vic Gatrell recreates this time and place by drawing on a vast range of sources, showing the deepening fascination with 'real life' that resulted in the work of artists like Hogarth, Blake, and Rowlandson, or in great literary works like The Beggar's Opera and Moll Flanders

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Allen Lane, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Vic Gatrell
ISBN: 9781846146770
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xxvi, 484 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: London (England) History 18th century.; London (England) Intellectual life 18th century.; History.; Art, British 18th century.