Walking the Streets of Eighteenth Century London John Gay s Trivia Walking 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 d

  • Title: Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London: John Gay's Trivia
  • Author: Clare Brant
  • ISBN: 9780199280490
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Walking 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, biographWalking 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 Londoni 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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    1. In a word Pointless It began as amusing the imagery way lovely and the purpose endearing I was thing Isn t the everyday spectacular And then it went on, and on, and on, and on About nothing at all really And then reading the editor s notes at the end, you discover the author is a hypocrite There is nothing I dislike than an author who writes what without truth and feeling I felt let down by John Gay There isn t much worse than feeling let down by a book.I read this as part of my studies in 18th [...]


    2. Excellent anthology of essays on Gay s satirical take on the georgic, leisure and the efforts of the middling sort to stay physically and morally clean and dry while traversing London s streets in 1716, that is.


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