Imagined London

Imagined London

A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City

eBook - 2006
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Anna Quindlen first visited London from a chair in her suburban Philadelphia home--in one of her beloved childhood mystery novels. She has been back to London countless times since, through the pages of books and in person, and now, in Imagined London, she takes her own readers on a tour of this greatest of literary cities.While New York, Paris, and Dublin are also vividly portrayed in fiction, it is London, Quindlen argues, that has always been the star, both because of the primacy of English literature and the specificity of city descriptions. She bases her view of the city on her own detailed literary map, tracking the footsteps of her favorite characters: the places where Evelyn Waugh's bright young things danced until dawn, or where Lydia Bennett eloped with the dastardly Wickham.In Imagined London, Quindlen walks through the city, moving within blocks from the great books of the 19th century to the detective novels of the 20th to the new modernist...
Publisher: 2006
ISBN: 9781426201820
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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If you've ever wandered through the London you've imagined in books, ever thought about it in the context of Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen or Rowling--- you're not alone--

ser_library Jul 08, 2013

a quick read covering the London of Dickens, Woolf and a very few others... the errors annoyed me

Mar 07, 2012

enjoyable, but I was looking for more of a travelogue.


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