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Dickens's London

Dickens's London (Hardback)

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Few novelists have written so intimately about a city in the way that Charles Dickens wrote about London. A near photographic memory made his contact with the city indelible from a very young age and it remained his constant focus. Virginia Woolf maintained that, 'we remodel our psychological geography when we read Dickens', as he produces 'characters who exist not in detail, not accurately or exactly, but abundantly in a cluster of wild yet extraordinarily revealing remarks'. But the 'character' he was drawn back to throughout his novels was London itself, all aspects of the capital from the coaching inns of his early years to the taverns and watermen of the Thames; these were the constant cityscapes of his life and work. Based on five walks through central London, Peter Clark illuminates the settings of Dickens' greatest works, his life, his journalism and his fiction. He also explores 'The First Suburbs' (Camden Town, Chelsea, Greenwich, Hampstead, Highgate and Limehouse) as they feature in Dickens' writing.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal historySport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationWalking, hiking, trekking Publisher: The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus Publication Date: 01/12/2011 ISBN-13: 9781907973192  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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peter clark is a writer and translator. He worked for the British Council for many years, has translated novels from Arabic and is an authority on 19th century Britain.

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