Urban night life and the decline of Victorianism
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Urban night life and the decline of Victorianism New York City"s restaurants and cabarets, 1890-1918 by Lewis A. Erenberg

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  • United States -- Social life and customs -- 1865-1918,
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs

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Other titlesThe decline of Victorianism
Statementby Lewis Allan Erenberg
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 363 leaves
Number of Pages363
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14552197M

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