A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City
By (author) Anna Quindlen
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Imagined London by Anna Quindlen
Book DescriptionAnna 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780792242079
(222mm x 142mm x 14mm)
Imprint: National Geographic Books
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Anna Quindlen
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In a small town on the verge of big change, a young woman unearths deep secrets about her family and unexpected truths about herself.
Still Life with Breadcrumbs, Paperback (January 2014)» View all books by Anna Quindlen
Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere.
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