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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 more. 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....

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ISBN : 9780712357395
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Georgian Art of Gambling Reviews

  • Kristin Davison
    2019-02-23 10:17

    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 a bit more in-depth research especially on the connections to Austen 's novels, it only lists where and how many times card games are mentioned.Overall a fascinating book.

  • Cecilia
    2019-03-05 10:15

    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.