The Georgian Art of Gambling (BOK)

Claire Cock-Starkey

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The Georgian Art of Gambling takes the reader on a miscellaneous tour through high and low society to reveal all aspects of gambling in the Georgian era. Descriptions of the most fashionable card and dice games of the day are interspersed with snippets of contemporary anti-gambling pamphlets, descriptions of the most famous (and degenerate) gambling houses, and accounts of the ruination of many high-profile aristocrats. The Georgian Art of Gambling covers wagering on sports such as cockfighting, bull baiting, boxing and cricket as well as the more sedentary pleasures of the card table. Both the civilised (card games portrayed in the novels of Jane Austen) and the debauched (card sharps and loaded dice) are explored, offering the reader a fascinating glimpse into the extent of gambling in Georgian Britain.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Claire Cock-Starkey
Forlag
BRITISH LIBRARY
ISBN 9780712357395
Antall sider 96 Dimensjoner 13,2cm x 19cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 193 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Gambling: theories & methods