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An Anthology of London in Literature, 1558-1914

'Flower of Cities All'

Editors: Hiller, Geoffrey G., Groves, Peter L., Dilnot, Alan F. (Eds.)

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  • Ideal as set reading or recommended reading for any undergraduate course in literature or history that focuses on the development of The City (i.e. cities in general or London specifically)Features key extracts about the city of London from some of the foremost writers to have written about itSections are introduced by accounts of the various contexts from which the passages are drawn: historical, social, cultural and geographic

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About this Textbook

This book is an anthology of extracts of literary writing (in prose, verse and drama) about London and its diverse inhabitants, taken from the accession of Queen Elizabeth I in 1558 to the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. The 143 extracts, divided into four periods (1558-1659, 1660-1780, 1781-1870 and 1871-1914), range from about 250 words to 2,500. Each of the four periods has an introduction that deals with relevant social, geographical and historical developments, and each extract is introduced with a contextualizing headnote and furnished with explanatory footnotes. In addition, the general introduction to the anthology addresses some of the literary questions that arise in writing about London, and the book ends with many suggestions for further reading. It should appeal not only to the general reader interested in London and its representation, but also to students of literature in courses about ‘reading the city’. 

About the authors

Peter L. Groves, Alan F. Dilnot and the late Geoffrey G. Hiller earned their doctorates at Cambridge and Oxford, and became Senior Lecturers in English Literature at Monash University, Melbourne, where Groves is still employed (in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics) and Dilnot holds an adjunct position. Hiller and Groves have between them published nine books, including four as co-authors.


Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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eBook 35,69 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05609-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Softcover 46,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05608-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Anthology of London in Literature, 1558-1914
Book Subtitle
'Flower of Cities All'
Editors
  • Geoffrey G. Hiller
  • Peter L. Groves
  • Alan F. Dilnot
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05609-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05609-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-05608-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 251
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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