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Walking Literary London

Author : Roger Tagholm
ISBN : 1843305712
Genre : Literary landmarks
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Aimed at both visitors and residents, this compact and easy-to-use guide describes in detail 25 carefully selected walks that reveal the literary history and culture of London.
Category: Literary landmarks

Literary London

Author : Ed Glinert
ISBN : 9780141901596
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From the Globe at Bankside to the Wimpole Street home of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, London is, and always has been, crammed with literary life. Playwrights, novelists, diarists, poets and essayists throughout the centuries have roamed its streets, met in its cafes and retaurants and strolled in its parks and gardens. They have been inspired by its monuments, churches, law courts and theatres and have created fictional Londoners as diverse as Mr Pickwick, Sherlock Holmes, Bertie Wooster, Mrs Dalloway and Winston Smith, whose fortunes are played out against a London backdrop. This updated edition of The Penguin Literary Guide to London is a must for all book lovers and readers.
Category: Literary Criticism

Walking Virginia Woolf S London

Author : Lisbeth Larsson
ISBN : 9783319556727
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This innovative volume employs theoretical tools from the field of literary geography to explore Virginia Woolf’s writing and the ways in which she constructs her human subjects. It follows the routes of characters from The Voyage, Jacob’s Room, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and more as they walk around London, demonstrating how Woolf constructs the characters in her stories in a very politically conscious way. As Larsson argues, none of Woolf’s characters are able to walk just anywhere, at any time in history, or at any time of the day. Time, place, gender, and class form the conditions of life that the characters must accept or challenge. Featuring an array of detailed maps, Walking Virginia Woolf’s London: An Investigation in Literary Geography brings a fascinating new perspective to Virginia Woolf’s work. It is essential reading for scholars of modernist literature or geocriticism.
Category: Literary Criticism

Literary Walks Of Britain

Author : Donald Veall
ISBN : STANFORD:36105000181078
Genre : Travel
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Photographs of the British countryside are accompanied by selections from the poetry, letters, fiction, and essays of British writers
Category: Travel

Walking In The City

Author : Catharina Löffler
ISBN : 9783658177430
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this book, Catharina Löffler traces the psycho-physical experiences of London walkers in eighteenth-century literature. For this purpose, readings of fascinating, exciting, comical and sometimes disturbing texts grant insights into a culturally, historically and socially significant time in the history of London and make this book a tour of London as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of fictional eighteenth-century urban walkers. Uniting concepts of literary theory, urban studies and psychogeography, Löffler approaches a cross-generic range of literary texts that design uniquely subjective visions and versions of the city. A journey through the fictions and factions of eighteenth-century London, this book provides a compelling read for anyone interested in the history and literature of the English capital.
Category: Literary Criticism

London Walks London Stories

Author : David Tucker
ISBN : 9780753520093
Genre : History
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London Walks is the award-winning original walking tour company. Written by the expert and knowledgeable guides who lead the walks, London Stories is the perfect way to discover the rich history of London and its hidden gems, including: Sinister London - haunted London and Jack the Ripper. Literary London - from Shakespeare to Dickens. Public Houses - the old pubs of Soho. Mystery and Secrets - the city's hidden past. A Tale of Two Cities - Westminster and the Square Mile. Perfect for tourists who want to experience London life beyond Trafalgar Square as well as for Londoners keen to step off the Circle Line and discover the secrets on their own doorstep, London Stories offers a fascinating glimpse into the capital's rich history. With photos, maps and illustrations to bring the stories to life, London Stories is for those who love London, written by those who know it best.
Category: History

Homes And Haunts

Author : Alison Booth
ISBN : 9780191076893
Genre : Art
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This is the first full-length study of literary tourism in North America as well as Britain, and a unique exploration of popular response to writers, literary house museums, and the landscapes or "countries " associated with their lives and works. An interdisciplinary study ranging from 1820-1940, Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries unites museum and tourism studies, book history, narrative theory, theories of gender, space, and things, and other approaches to depict and interpret the haunting experiences of exhibited houses and the curious history of topo-biographical writing about famous authors. In illustrated chapters that blend Victorian and recent first-person encounters that range from literary shrines and plaques to guidebooks, memoirs, portraits, and monuments, Alison Booth discusses pilgrims such as William and Mary Howitt, Anna Maria and Samuel Hall, and Elbert Hubbard, and magnetic hosts and guests as Washington Irving, Wordsworth, Martineau, Longfellow, Hawthorne, James, and Dickens. Virginia Woolf's feminist response to homes and haunts shapes a chapter on Mary Russell Mitford, Gaskell, and the Brontës, and another on the Carlyles' house and Monk's House. Booth rediscovers collections of personalities, haunted shrines, and imaginative re-enactments that have been submerged by a century of academic literary criticism.
Category: Art

London Stories

Author : David Tucker
ISBN : 0753515059
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The ultimate guide to exploring London on foot, "London Stories" provides theme-based walking tours that offer something for everyone, whether a history buff, a fan of the paranormal, or those looking for fun off the beaten path.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Literary Tourism And The British Isles

Author : LuAnn McCracken Fletcher
ISBN : 9781498581240
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book is an interdisciplinary exploration of literary tourism’s role in shaping how locations in the British and Irish Isles have been seen, narrated, and valued. It explores the consequences of fictional constructions for the history, economics, and cultural politics of place, and for the Britain internalized in the mind’s eye.
Category: Literary Criticism

Literary Villages Of London

Author : Luree Miller
ISBN : STANFORD:36105034357777
Genre : History
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Perfect for the book-loving vacationer or the hometown reader, this attractive Starrhill Press series provides walking tours to literary history. Learn about each city's culture, authors, bookstores, colleges, and literary meeting places. Take one along when you travel, or collect the entire series for an international armchair tour.
Category: History

Freedom Pass London

Author : Mike Pentelow
ISBN : 9781841625652
Genre : Travel
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Since its creation over 40 years ago, London's Freedom Pass concessionary travel scheme has continued to grow in popularity and there are now over 1 million registered holders. Whether a fruit picker or forager, a rambler or angler, or simply someone who enjoys the quirky charm of a local pub, Bradt's new Freedom Pass is the perfect read to help you get the most out of your Pass. Featuring 25 walks and days-out for Freedom Pass holders, the guide covers an area up to 25 miles from central London, all easily accessible by train, tube or bus. The authors, Mike Pentelow and Peter Arkell, are keen ramblers who can count walking the entire length of the Thames amongst their many adventures. Long time London residents, they are both members of numerous local organisations and societies.
Category: Travel

Walking The Streets Of Eighteenth Century London

Author : Clare Brant
ISBN : 9780199280728
Genre : History
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Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London will entertain and inform all who are interested in literature, history, and the city of London. This unique book invites the reader to walk along the dirty, crowded, and fascinating streets of eighteenth-century London in an unusual way. Nine leading experts from the fields of literature, history, classics, gender, biography, geography, and costume, offer different interpretations of John Gay's poem Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of Londoni (1716). The poem--a lively, funny, and thought-provoking statement about urban life--accompanies the essays, in a new edition with comprehensive notes. The introduction paints a vibrant picture of London in 1716, depicting Gay's fascinating life and literary world, offering an invaluable guide to the poem. Together, these elements allow the heat, grime, and smells of the underbelly of eighteenth-century London come alive in new ways.
Category: History

Guide To Literary London

Author : George Guion Williams
ISBN : 0713454504
Genre : Authors, English
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Urban Walking The Fl Neur As An Icon Of Metropolitan Culture In Literature And Film

Author : Isabel Vila-Cabanes
ISBN : 9781648890567
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The volume assembles fresh treatments on the flâneur in literature, film and culture from a variety of angles. Its individual contributions cover established as well as previously unnoticed textual and filmic source materials in a historical perspective ranging from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. The range of topics covered demonstrates the ongoing productivity of flânerie as a viable paradigm for the artistic approach to urban culture and the continuing suitability of flânerie as an analytic category for the scholarly examination of urban representation in the arts. This productiveness also extends to the questioning, re-evaluation, and enhancement of flânerie’s theoretical foundations as they were laid down by Walter Benjamin and others. The work will be particularly relevant for students and scholars of literary studies, film studies and gender studies, as well as for theoretical approaches to flânerie as an important aspect of urban culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

Literary London

Author : Andrew Davies
ISBN : UOM:39015014303799
Genre : Authors, English
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A survey, area by area of London in literary fact and fiction, where the author offers a walk in words, seeking out the places that provided inspiration as well as accommodation for so many writers, novelists and poets as well as diarists, journalists, historians and publishers.
Category: Authors, English

London Eyes

Author : Gail Cunningham
ISBN : 1845454073
Genre : Literary Criticism
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London incessantly generates and incites cultural responses, pre-eminently in the interconnected domains of literature and film. This book demonstrates that those responses have been sustained as vital experiments and engagements in configuring the city and its inhabitants. Including essays by prominent cultural, literary and film historians this volume forms an original and incisive contribution to ongoing debates about the city's intricate cultural history and its construction through both language and image, as a crucial site of identity, desire, exile and displacement.
Category: Literary Criticism

In Darkest London

Author : Jamieson Ridenhour
ISBN : 9780810887770
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the late 1830s, London began appearing as a site of literary terror, and by the end of the century a large proportion of the important Victorian “Gothic revival” novels were set in the city. In Darkest London is a full-length study of the Victorian Urban Gothic, a pervasive mode that appears not only in straightforward novels of terror but also in the works of mainstream authors. Placing the conventions of the Gothic form in their proper historical context, In Darkest London will appeal to scholars and students interested in an in-depth survey of the Urban Gothic.
Category: Literary Criticism

Night Walks

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : 9780141956923
Genre : Literary Collections
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Charles Dickens describes in Night Walks his time as an insomniac, when he decided to cure himself by walking through London in the small hours, and discovered homelessness, drunkenness and vice on the streets. This collection of essays shows Dickens as one of the greatest visionaries of the city in all its variety and cruelty. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
Category: Literary Collections