Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-century London
John Gay's Trivia (1716)
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Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-century London by Clare Brant
Book DescriptionWalking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London will entertain and inform all who are interested in literature, history, and the city of London. This unique book invites the reader to walk along the dirty, crowded, and fascinating streets of eighteenth-century London in an unusual way. Nine leading experts from the fields of literature, history, classics, gender, biography, geography, and costume, offer different interpretations of John Gay's poem Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London (1716). The poem - a lively, funny, and thought-provoking statement about urban life - accompanies the essays, in a new edition with comprehensive notes. The introduction paints a vibrant picture of London in 1716, depicting Gay's fascinating life and literary world, offering an invaluable guide to the poem. Together, these elements allow the heat, grime, and smells of the underbelly of eighteenth-century London come alive in new ways.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199280728
(215mm x 139mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Clare Brant
Eighteenth-century Letters and British Culture, Paperback (April 2006)
This important book, now in paperback, explores epistolary forms and practices in relation to important areas of British culture. Familiar ideas about epistolary fiction and personal correspondence, and public and private, are re-examined in the light of alternative paradigms, showing how the letter is at the centre of Eighteenth-century life.
Women, Texts and Histories, 1575-1760, Paperback (June 1992)» View all books by Clare Brant
The essays offer new feminist analysis of the early modern period and show how women's writing may undermine many of the received assumptions on which the history of the period has depended.
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