By Anna Quindlen
Anna Quindlen first visited London from a chair in her suburban Philadelphia home—in one in all her liked formative years secret novels. She has been again to London numerous occasions considering that, during the pages of books and in individual, and now, in Imagined London, she takes her personal readers on a journey of this maximum of literary cities.
While manhattan, Paris, and Dublin also are vividly portrayed in fiction, it's London, Quindlen argues, that has continuously been the superstar, either as a result of the primacy of English literature and the specificity of urban descriptions. She bases her view of the town on her personal particular literary map, monitoring the footsteps of her favourite characters: the areas the place Evelyn Waugh's vivid younger issues danced until eventually sunrise, or the place Lydia Bennett eloped with the dastardly Wickham.
In Imagined London, Quindlen walks throughout the urban, relocating inside blocks from the good books of the nineteenth century to the detective novels of the twentieth to the hot modernist culture of the twenty first. With wit and grace, Imagined London supplies this correct urban its complete due within the panorama of the literary imagination.
Praise for Imagined London:
"Shows simply how a lot a examining adventure can improve a actual journey." —New York occasions ebook Review
"An stylish new paintings of nonfiction... humans could be encouraged via this book." —Ann Curry, Today
"An affectionate, richly allusive tribute to the city." —Kirkus Reviews
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