Literary London by Eloise Millar, Sam Jordison

By Eloise Millar, Sam Jordison

One of the world’s maximum literary towns, London has streets choked with tales and constructions steeped in background. the most important and such a lot loved names in English literature have all been right here, and you'll nonetheless see or stopover at their stomping grounds and favourite locations. keep on with Oscar Wilde from the literary salons to Clapham Junction; roam with Julian McClaren Ross via Fitzrovia, losing in for a pint or 3 with Dylan Thomas on the Bricklayers’ fingers; muse darkly over the Thames with Spencer, Eliot, and Conrad; and watch aghast as Lord Byron terrorizes his writer on Albermarle road. relocating via time and style, from Spencer and Shakespeare to Amis and Barnes, from tragedy and romance to chick-lit and technology fiction, Literary London is a quick and informative consultant, displaying simply why—as one other well-known neighborhood author positioned it—he who's uninterested in London is uninterested in life.

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Literary London

One of many world’s maximum literary towns, London has streets jam-packed with tales and constructions steeped in historical past. the largest and such a lot loved names in English literature have all been the following, and you may nonetheless see or stopover at their stomping grounds and favourite areas. stick to Oscar Wilde from the literary salons to Clapham Junction; roam with Julian McClaren Ross via Fitzrovia, shedding in for a pint or 3 with Dylan Thomas on the Bricklayers’ palms; muse darkly over the Thames with Spencer, Eliot, and Conrad; and watch aghast as Lord Byron terrorizes his writer on Albermarle highway.

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He also won the school poetry competition for ‘The Escorial’, a poem part-inspired by an earlier resident of his neighbourhood, Keats (and which also obsessed over monks and relics). Later he became a Jesuit, teaching at Maresa House in Roehampton, south London, and he ended up as curate of Farm Street Church in Mayfair. Among the most pugilistic adherents of the faith to follow Hopkins was Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953), who wrote fierce attacks on scientifically minded rationalists like H. Wells (1866–1946) from his rooms in no.

In spite of such bad press, the revolt continued to inspire popular uprisings. Most notably, some 300 years later Ball would influence the Levellers – the seventeenth-century, London-born revolutionary group thrown up by the chaos of the English Civil War. Demanding equality before the law, popular sovereignty, extended suffrage and religious tolerance, the Levellers were also pretty good with their pens, publishing a wealth of pamphlets that gloried in titles like England’s Lamentable Slaverie and A Remonstrance of Many Thousand Citizens.

To Polly First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Michael O’Mara Books Limited 9 Lion Yard Tremadoc Road London SW4 7NQ Copyright © Eloise Millar and Sam Jordison 2016 All rights reserved. You may not copy, store, distribute, transmit, reproduce or otherwise make available this publication (or any part of it) in any form, or by any means (electronic, digital, optical, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise), without the prior written permission of the publisher. Any person who does any unauthorized act in relation to this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages.

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