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Athena Library of English Studies

Part 5, Vols 15-20: Social Life, 4th Series




ISBN 4-902708-84-4  ・  菊判 

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18世紀から19世紀半ばまでのイギリスのさまざまな出来事について新聞・雑誌・年間などを引用して幅広く書かれた、John Ashtonの名著。

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Volume 15. John Ashton Social Life in the Reign of Queen Anne. Taken from Original Sources (1883*)

ISBN 4-902708-85-1  •  496 pp., 1 pl., ill.



Childhood and Education • Marriage • Death and Burial • Houses and Furniture • Servants • Daily Life • Gambling and Speculation • Superstition • Cosmetics • Trade • Dress • Food • Tobacco • Coffee-Houses and Taverns • Clubs • Sight-Seeing and Fairs • Other Sights • Rough Sports • Horse-Racing, Hunting, and Shooting • Sword-Play and Other Sports • Gardens • Drama • Operas, Concerts, and Music • Painters and Architects • Science • Literature and the Press • Medical • Spas and Bathing • Religions • Legal • The Thames • Streets • Carriages • The Mohocks • Duelling • Army and Navy • Crime • Prisons • Workhouses and Hospitals • Appendices • Index

Topics discussed include: toys; horn-books; runaway boys; tax on bachelors; eloping with heiresses; funerals; white and negro slaves; hatred of French fashions; astrologers and witches; snuff-taking; the penny post; wigs; petticoats; chocolate houses; tight-rope dancing; waxworks; behaviour at the theatre; popularity of Italian opera; hack writers; quacks; street cries; constables; highway robberies; etc. 

* First one-volume edition; first published in two vols, 1882



Volume 16. John Ashton Old Times: A Picture of Social Life at the End of the Eighteenth Century. Collected and Illustrated from the Satirical and Other Sketches of the Day (1912)

ISBN 4-902708-86-8  •  366 pp., 88 pl.



Introduction (chronological year-by-year account of events during the period) • Men’s Dress • Women’s Dress • Navy and Army • Social Economy • Gaming • Theatre • Opera and Ballet • Masquerades and Concerts • Monetary • Law and Police • Political • Royalty • Varieties • Index

Topics discussed include: aldermen; Bow Street runners; convicts enrolled in the army; court-martials; kidnapping for the army; mutilation to avoid military service; automata; cant phrases; tax on dogs; advertisements; franking letters; opium taking; pawn-brokers’ rates; servants’ wages; issue of twopenny pieces; etc



Volume 17. John Ashton The Dawn of the Nineteenth Century in England: A Social Sketch of the Times (1886*)

ISBN 4-902708-87-5  •  496 pp., ill.



Chronological year-by-year account of events during the period

Topics discussed include: Napoleon and George III; food riots; the Union with Ireland; abolition of the income tax; high price of meat, and prosperity of the farmers; Nelson’s funeral; abolition of the slave trade; the hackney coach; sedan chairs; the Thames, building of docks, canals, bridges, tunnels, etc.; fires and insurance companies; gas; chimney sweeps; food supplies and prices; daily life of the king; gambling, horse races, cock-fights, bull-baiting, pugilism, etc.; female physical education; hunting and other sports; fires and riots at the theatre; duty on newspapers; paper warfare between the Times and the Morning Post; advertisements in the press; vaccination for smallpox; electricity and galvanism; mutinies, prisoners of war; army volunteers, the Patriotic Fund; smuggling, the death penalty, executions for treason, burying suicides at the junction of a cross-road; etc. • Index

* First one-volume edition; first published in two vols, 1885/1886



Volume 18. John Ashton Social England under the Regency (1899*)

ISBN 4-902708-88-2   •  448 pp., ill.



Chronological year-by-year account of events during the period

Topics discussed include: the king’s malady, preparations for a regency; roughness of manners; Bartholomew Fair; a woman’s cricket match; French prisoners of war; the war with America; the fog; gas lighting; ‘resurrection men’; foreigners in London; celebration of the jubilee; wife selling; anti-Corn Bill riots; coinage; a royal freak; London improvements; waltzing; women soldiers and sailors; Gretna Green marriages; drinking habits; country sports; actors and actresses; Vauxhall; bibliomaniacs; etc. • Index

* First one-volume edition; first published in two vols, 1890


Volume 19. John Ashton When William IV Was King (1896)

ISBN 4-902708-89-9  •  368 pp.



Chronological year-by-year account of events during the period

Topics discussed include: the Beer Act; the king as bon bourgeois; opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway; agricultural lawnessness; bribery at elections; opening of New London Bridge; the Corporation of London and the king; the cholera and its spread; employment of children in factories; increase of the peerage; steam communication with and the overland route to India; Cobbett and the British Museum; prevalence of influenza; adulteration of tea; a women’s rowing match; list of periodicals and their circulation; Princess Victoria’s lover; first cargo of ice to India; Jews and public employment; curious case of a girl stolen by gypsies; admission of ladies to the House of Commons; an inter-university boat race; how Cambridge came to have light blue as colour; invention of the sewing machine; girls’ schools; tea as a meal; “buy a broom?” girls; omnibuses; steam carriages on roads; duels; smuggling; newspaper stamps; steel pens; etc.



Volume 20. John Ashton Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria’s Reign (1903)

ISBN 4-902708-90-5  •  366 pp.



Chronological year-by-year account of events during the period

Topics discussed include: the queen’s accession; electric telegraph; amusements of the young aristocracy; Thames Tunnel flooded; steam between England and America; Thom, the religious fanatic; the queen’s coronation; dog carriages; London and North-Western Railway opened to Birmingham; birth of photography; experimental street pavements; embanking the Thames; Victoria Park; Sunday trading; new way of paying church rates; newspapers and their sales; Chartism; postage stamps; scientific agriculture; Nelson’s column; Mormonism; the census; behaviour of ‘gentlemen’; sale of Vauxhall Gardens; first Jewish baronet; the earthquake in London; the queen drinking ‘grog’; closing of the Fleet prison; the aerial machine; soldiers’ saving banks; the polka and how to dance it; queen opens Royal Exchange; Hungerford suspension bridge; beginning of railway mania; New Oxford street opened; railway speculation; the last post office bell-man; introduction of ether; Smithfield cattle market; the first submarine telegraph; etc.