Imagined London (Heftet)

A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City

Serie: National Geographic Directions 

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2006
Antall sider: 192
Forlag: National Geographic Books
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: National Geographic Directions
ISBN/EAN: 9780792242079
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Omtale: Imagined London
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. With wit and charm, Imagined London gives this splendid city its full due in the landscape of the literary imagination.

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