Craze : gin and debauchery in an age of reason ; consisting of a tragicomedy in three acts in which high and low are brought together, much to their mutual discomfort ; complete with stories, some witty and some not, conducive to meditation on recent events / Jessica Warner Warner, Jessica

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Alcoholism - England - History - 18th century.; Gin - History - 18th century.; London (England) - 18th century - Social life and customs.
  • Act I In Which A New and Bewitching Liquor Is Introduced to an Unwary Nation
  • 1. Strong Waters 21
  • 2. A Curious Machine Makes a Brief Appearance 43
  • 3. The Ladies Succumb 65
  • Act II In Which Virtue Triumphs Over Prudence
  • 4. A Lesson in Political Arithmetic 85
  • 5. A Whig and a Prig 105
  • 6. Enter the Informers 135
  • 7. Exit the Informers 161
  • Act III In Which Time Passes and Wisdom Is Gained
  • 8. Mother Gin Grows Old 181
  • 9. The Author Also Grows Old, and, Reluctant to Conclude the Narrative, Meditates upon Recent Events 209.
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