The Literary and Cultural Spaces of Restoration London
By (author) Cynthia Wall
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Literary and Cultural Spaces of Restoration London by Cynthia Wall
Book DescriptionIn September 1666 the Great Fire destroyed four-fifths of the ancient City of London within three days. All that had been familiar, settled, known, was suddenly and entirely swept away. Londoners faced an emptiness that was not only physical but also historical, social, financial and conceptual. The Literary and Cultural Spaces of Restoration London is the first study to situate the literature of Restoration and early Augustan England within the historical and cultural contexts of the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire. Cynthia Wall relates the marked topographical specificity of plays, poems and novels to a wider cultural network of responses to changing perceptions of urban space, and she shows how the literatures of the period - along with the surveying, mapping, rebuilding and official redescribing of the city - attempt to reinvest the city with comprehensible meaning and create new spaces for new genres.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521024204
(247mm x 174mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Concise Companion to the Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Hardback (December 2004)
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Journal of the Plague Year, Paperback (May 2003)
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This book explores the literary and cultural rebuilding of London after the Great Fire of 1666.
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