London Perceived

London Perceived

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London of the mind, the heart and the eye is displayed, discussed and dissected in this classic work of 1962 that unites the elegant prose of V.S. Pritchett and the revealing photographs of Evelyn Hofer. Here is a pithy, knowledgeable distillation of the essential London - a panorama of its history, art, literature and daily life. Here is the city that Londoners know, a paraodox of grandeur and grime, the locus of bustling markets and tranquil parks, of palaces and pubs, of docks and railway depots, of the ancient and modern. Great Londoners of the past stalk these pages - Wren, Pepys, Defoe, Hogarth, Dickens and, of course, Samuel Johnson. And here, too, are the faces of the people inhabiting modern London - enigmatic and enduring.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 160 x 220 x 20mm | 421.85g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0141014199
  • 9780141014197
  • 2,106,475

About V. S. Pritchett

V.S. Pritchett, who died in 1997, was one of Britain's foremost short story writers, autobiographers and journalists. A selection from his most remarkable work, THE PRITCHETT CENTURY is published by Vintage. Evelyn Hofer was born in 1937 and emigrated from Germany to New York as a young woman. She has worked with writers such as Jan Morris and Mary McCarthy and exhibited frequently in both Europe and the USA.
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