The Oxford Book of London by Paul Bailey
All great cities inspire great literature, but no other city has so consistently stimulated the literary imagination as London. Over the centuries writers, poets, historians, artists, and simple observers have chronicled the life and growth of the capital from its humble beginnings to the
teeming metropolis it is today. In his sparkling anthology Paul Bailey has captured the essence of London's allure for visitors and inhabitants--from the Middle Ages to the present day--with wit, humor, and pathos.
Among the many contributors are those whose evocations of the city have forever fixed it in the popular mind: Charles Dickens's descriptions of fogbound London streets, the bustle and hustle of the Victorian city; Ben Jonson's satires on London low life from 1616; William Wordsworth rhapsodizing on...
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