[PDF] Download ☆ The Georgian Art of Gambling | by ✓ Claire Cock-Starkey


  • Title: The Georgian Art of Gambling
  • Author: Claire Cock-Starkey
  • ISBN: 9780712357395
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The Georgian Art of Gambling takes readers on a wild tour through high and low society in Georgian England to reveal all aspects of the widespread love of gambling From detailed accounts of the fashionable card and dice games of the day, as played in fine homes and gambling houses alike, to wagering on blood sports like cockfighting and bull baiting, and such less gruesomThe Georgian Art of Gambling takes readers on a wild tour through high and low society in Georgian England to reveal all aspects of the widespread love of gambling From detailed accounts of the fashionable card and dice games of the day, as played in fine homes and gambling houses alike, to wagering on blood sports like cockfighting and bull baiting, and such less gruesome affairs as boxing and cricket, Claire Cock Starkey brings to life the world of Jane Austen Beau Brummel Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and We see aristocrats ruined by the turn of a card activists mounting antigambling campaigns through pamphlets, broadsides, and legislation and the devious machinations of card sharps and dice loaders Cock Starkey also offers rules and descriptions for a number of games that have fallen out of favor, along with copious anecdotes and facts about the culture of chance in Regency England.
    Claire Cock-Starkey
    I started out in media, working at BBC Radio Four and Five Live before going on to work at LBC From there I found my spiritual home working with Ben Schott, starting out as researcher on the Sporting, Gaming and Idling Miscellany I went on to help develop the format for Schott s Almanac, working as Assistant Editor on the first two books before rising to become UK Series Editor on the four subsequent UK books, three German and three US editions.Working with Ben I also had the opportunity to assist with various miscellaneous offerings for The Daily Telegraph, The Times, Conde Nast Traveller, New York Times, Vanity Fair and Smythson diaries.After producing a small team of children I decided it was time to set up on my own, so since 2011 I have been busily working as a freelance writer and editor juggling writing books and articles, project managing a vast array of Lego building operations and editing and indexing a number of non fiction titles.I am happiest perched in the British Library reading rooms surrounded by a pile of obscure and fascinating books researching my next offering.


    Commentaires:

    Kristin Davison
    This book does what it says on the tin, ' a miscellaneous collection of fashionable card games and diverse pastimes'. It is an interesting look at gambling, focusing more on card games. I like that it gives you the instructions in order to be able to play the games, I will definitely be trying to play these. It's amazing how similar they are to the games that are played today. The information is sourced from the British library who published the book, so it's really reliable. I would have liked [...]

    Cecilia
    I was looking forward to reading this but sadly I didn't enjoy it. I felt that it was badly edited and that the writing was quite lazy. I expected it to go into so much more detail and history but sadly didn't get that.

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      Published :2018-011-26T23:04:40+00:00