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Pierce Egan

JULIE COLEMAN

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume II: 1785-1858

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199557103
eISBN:
9780191719882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557103.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter looks at Pierce Egan's Life in London (1821), a leisurely and digressive dictionary which, despite its many flaws, was a phenomenal success. One of the dictionary's most popular features ... More


Rabbi, Mystic, or Impostor?: The Eighteenth-Century Ba'al Shem of London

Michal Oron

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781904113034
eISBN:
9781800343290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113034.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The enigmatic kabbalist Samuel Falk, known as the Ba'al Shem of London, has piqued the curiosity of scholars for generations. Eighteenth-century London was fascinated by Jews, and as a miracle-worker ... More


Voices from the London Streets

Peter Hall

in London voices, London lives: Tales from a working capital

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349842
eISBN:
9781447302711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349842.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This introductory chapter believes that London is a unique city. It is unique not only because it spreads at relatively low densities but it has also achieved a new uniqueness. It is achieving a new ... More


Cockney Masquerades: Tom and Jerry and Don Giovanni in 1820s London

Jonathan Hicks

in Operatic Geographies: The Place of Opera and the Opera House

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226595962
eISBN:
9780226596150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596150.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

The early London reception of Mozart’s Don Giovanni (which received its British premiere in 1817) coincided with the brief but phenomenal success of Tom and Jerry (the protagonists of Pierce Egan’s ... More


Bringing it Together

Peter Hall

in London voices, London lives: Tales from a working capital

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349842
eISBN:
9781447302711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349842.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This final chapter brings together the book' conclusions. It discusses what all these London lives have in common, and then how they significantly differ from one area of London to another. It ... More


Itching Ears

Jean H. Baker

in Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190696450
eISBN:
9780190051402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696450.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

Chapter 1 covers Latrobe’s early life from his birth in 1764 in a Moravian community, his rebellion against the church, and his expulsion from a seminary in Barby, Germany. It describes his thirteen ... More


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