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London Stories

by Everyman's Library

  • Hardcover
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PUBLISHED: 27th March 2013
ISBN: 9781841596167
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and they faithfully transcribed what they saw and felt in the stories they told of London town. and all tell their stories gratifyingly well. Authors include John Evelyn, Thomas de Quincey, W.
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  • Hardcover
    $29.75
PUBLISHED: 27th March 2013
ISBN: 9781841596167
ANNOTATION:
and they faithfully transcribed what they saw and felt in the stories they told of London town. and all tell their stories gratifyingly well. Authors include John Evelyn, Thomas de Quincey, W.

Annotation

and they faithfully transcribed what they saw and felt in the stories they told of London town. and all tell their stories gratifyingly well.

Authors include John Evelyn, Thomas de Quincey, W.

Publisher Description

London has the greatest literary tradition of any city in the world. Its roll-call of story-tellers includes cultural giants who changed the way the world thought about writing, like Shakespeare, Defoe and Dickens. But there has also been an innumerable host of writers who have sought to capture the essence of London and what it meant for the people who lived there or were merely passing through. They found a city of boundless wealth and ragged squalor, of moving tragedy and riotous joy; and they faithfully transcribed what they saw and felt in the stories they told of London town. They are stories of fact and fiction and occasionally something in between. Some voices will be familiar to many readers and others practically unknown. But all give us insights into these writers' very varied Londons; and all tell their stories gratifyingly well.

Authors include John Evelyn, Thomas de Quincey, W. M. Thackeray, Henry Mayhew, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, George Gissing, J. B. Priestley, Jean Rhys, Graham Greene, Muriel Spark, Maeve Binchy, Doris Lessing, Hanif Kureishi and Shena Mackay.

Author Biography

Jerry White is the leading social historian of modern London. The final volume in his trilogy chronicling the city's past three centuries, London in the Eighteenth Century. A Great and Monstrous Thing, was published to critical acclaim in 2012.

Promotional "Headline"

A collection of some thirty stories to illustrate the extraordinary diversity of both London life and London writing over the past four centuries, from the time of Shakespeare to the present day. Beautiful hardback gift edition with silk ribbon and sewn binding.

Product Details

Author
Everyman's Library
Publisher
Everyman
Year
2013
ISBN-10
1841596167
ISBN-13
9781841596167
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Publication Date
2013-03-27
Media
Book
Pages
400
Translated from
Multiple languages
Series
Everyman's Library POCKET CLASSICS
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade