Imagined London

Imagined London : A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City

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Description

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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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 143 x 222 x 13.46mm | 235.87g
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 15 B&W PHOTOGRAPHS
  • 0792242076
  • 9780792242079
  • 513,271

About Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of books such as One True Thing, Miller's Valley, and Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City. She is also a Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist who has worked at The New York Times and Newsweek. To learn more, visit annaquindlen.net.
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