Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City
Publish date: November 28th 2006
Publisher: National Geographic
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Books About Books
This slim volume feels more like an extended essay than a real book. But it's just because it's far from what I would have written - a more plodding, more ordered accounting of places and their literary associations, or books and their topographical associations - that I took a certain amount of enj...
This is a rather beautiful book that is details, on a basic level, the London of literature. It isn't a history of the city or a detailed guide, but more about the connection between the real place and the London of Literature. Quindlen's love for the city comes across quite well, and her prose is...
I had such high hopes for this book, but it sorta fell short of the mark. Enjoyable bed-time reading, but not overly imaginative or entertaining. Too bad, it's a great premise.
My only problem with it, is that there wasn't more.
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