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The Resource London stories, edited by Jerry White

London stories, edited by Jerry White

Label
London stories
Title
London stories
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jerry White
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "London has the greatest literary tradition of any city in the world. Its roll call of storytellers includes cultural giants like Shakespeare, Defoe, and Dickens, and an innumerable host of writers of all sorts who sought to capture the essence of the place. Acclaimed historian Jerry White has collected some twenty-six stories to illustrate the extraordinary diversity of both London life and writing over the past four centuries, from Shakespeare's day to the present. These are stories of fact and fiction and occasionally something in between, some from well-known voices and others practically unknown. Here are dramatic views of such iconic events as the plague, the Great Fire of London, and the Blitz, but also William Thackeray's account of going to see a man hanged, Thomas De Quincey's friendship with a teenaged prostitute, and Doris Lessing's defense of the Underground. This literary London encompasses the famous Baker Street residence of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and the bombed-out moonscape of Elizabeth Bowen's wartime streets, Charles Dicken's treacherous River Thames and Frederick Treves's tragic Elephant Man. Graham Greene, Jean Rhys, Muriel Spark, and Hanif Kureishi are among the many great writers who give us their varied Londons here, revealing a city of boundless wealth and ragged squalor, of moving tragedy and riotous joy. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)"--
  • "An anthology of short fiction and nonfiction about the city of London from the past four centuries, edited by historian Jerry White"--
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Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.0108358421
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR1309.L64
LC item number
L595 2014
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
White, Jerry
Series statement
Everyman's pocket classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • London (England)
  • Short stories, English
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
Label
London stories, edited by Jerry White
Link
9780375712463.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
London, lying sicke of the plague (1603) / Thomas Dekker -- The great fire of London (1666) / John Evelyn -- A ragged boyhood" (1722) / Daniel Defoe -- Love among the Methodists (1792) / James Lackington -- A visit to Charlotte Cibber (1795) / Samuel Whyte -- Ann of Oxford Street (1822) / Thomas de Quincey -- Going to see a man hanged (1840) / William Makepeace Thackeray -- Watercress Girl (1851) / Henry Mayhew -- Down with the tide (1853) / Charles Dickens -- The Walworth Jumpers (1876) / C. Maurice Davies -- My first soireé (1891) / Eliza Lynn Linton -- The adventure of the blue carbuncle (1892) / Arthur Conan Doyle -- Christopherson (1906) / George Gissing -- The fetching of Susan (1912) / Andom [Alfred Walter Barrett] -- The elephant man (1923) / Frederick Treves -- A Forsyte encounters the people, 1917 (1930) / John Galsworthy -- A little place off the Edgware Road (1939) / Graham Greene -- Good evening, Mrs Craven (1942) / Mollie Panter-Downes -- The wall (1944) / William Sansom -- Mysterious Kôr (1945) / Elizabeth Bowen -- Coming to London (1957) / J.B. Priestley -- Tigers are better-looking (1964) / Jean Rhys -- Daisy Overend (1967) / Muriel Spark -- In defence of the underground (1992) / Doris Lessing -- Islington (1997) / Irma Kurtz -- The umbrella (1999) / Hanif Kureishi
Control code
ocn856053441
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9780375712463
Lccn
2013050365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023903300
System control number
(OCoLC)856053441
Label
London stories, edited by Jerry White
Link
9780375712463.jpg
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
London, lying sicke of the plague (1603) / Thomas Dekker -- The great fire of London (1666) / John Evelyn -- A ragged boyhood" (1722) / Daniel Defoe -- Love among the Methodists (1792) / James Lackington -- A visit to Charlotte Cibber (1795) / Samuel Whyte -- Ann of Oxford Street (1822) / Thomas de Quincey -- Going to see a man hanged (1840) / William Makepeace Thackeray -- Watercress Girl (1851) / Henry Mayhew -- Down with the tide (1853) / Charles Dickens -- The Walworth Jumpers (1876) / C. Maurice Davies -- My first soireé (1891) / Eliza Lynn Linton -- The adventure of the blue carbuncle (1892) / Arthur Conan Doyle -- Christopherson (1906) / George Gissing -- The fetching of Susan (1912) / Andom [Alfred Walter Barrett] -- The elephant man (1923) / Frederick Treves -- A Forsyte encounters the people, 1917 (1930) / John Galsworthy -- A little place off the Edgware Road (1939) / Graham Greene -- Good evening, Mrs Craven (1942) / Mollie Panter-Downes -- The wall (1944) / William Sansom -- Mysterious Kôr (1945) / Elizabeth Bowen -- Coming to London (1957) / J.B. Priestley -- Tigers are better-looking (1964) / Jean Rhys -- Daisy Overend (1967) / Muriel Spark -- In defence of the underground (1992) / Doris Lessing -- Islington (1997) / Irma Kurtz -- The umbrella (1999) / Hanif Kureishi
Control code
ocn856053441
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
432 pages
Isbn
9780375712463
Lccn
2013050365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023903300
System control number
(OCoLC)856053441

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