An Anthology of London in Literature, 1558-1914: Flower of cities All

Geoffrey Hiller (Editor), Peter Groves (Editor), Alan Dilnot (Editor)

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Abstract

This book is an anthology of extracts of literary writing (in prose, verse and drama) about London and its diverse inhabitants, taken from the accession of Queen Elizabeth I in 1558 to the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. The 143 extracts, divided into four periods (1558-1659, 1660-1780, 1781-1870 and 1871-1914), range from about 250 words to 2,500. Each of the four periods has an introduction that deals with relevant social, geographical and historical developments, and each extract is introduced with a contextualizing headnote and furnished with explanatory footnotes. In addition, the general introduction to the anthology addresses some of the literary questions that arise in writing about London, and the book ends with many suggestions for further reading. It should appeal not only to the general reader interested in London and its representation, but also to students of literature in courses about ‘reading the city’.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages251
ISBN (Electronic)9783030056094
ISBN (Print)9783030056087
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Hiller, G., Groves, P., & Dilnot, A. (Eds.) (2019). An Anthology of London in Literature, 1558-1914: Flower of cities All. Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
Hiller, Geoffrey (Editor) ; Groves, Peter (Editor) ; Dilnot, Alan (Editor). / An Anthology of London in Literature, 1558-1914 : Flower of cities All. Cham Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 251 p.
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Hiller, G, Groves, P & Dilnot, A (eds) 2019, An Anthology of London in Literature, 1558-1914: Flower of cities All. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham Switzerland.

An Anthology of London in Literature, 1558-1914 : Flower of cities All. / Hiller, Geoffrey (Editor); Groves, Peter (Editor); Dilnot, Alan (Editor).

Cham Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 251 p.

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Hiller G, (ed.), Groves P, (ed.), Dilnot A, (ed.). An Anthology of London in Literature, 1558-1914: Flower of cities All. Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 251 p.