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May 06, 2014 | 432 Pages
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    May 06, 2014 | 432 Pages

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“In London Stories, the city’s sprawling historical and literary landscape is served up in a tidy collection of 26 short works that span four centuries. . . . Jerry White doesn’t stint on delivering the goods on London’s dark side, which, of course, will delight true London devotees. . . . For the literary-minded traveler, the book is a gold mine.” —The New York Times

“The latest of the covetable Everyman Pocket Classics. . . . London Stories boasts 432 rewarding pages. . . . [White] has mixed up these London stories very inventively.” —Evening Standard (London)

Table Of Contents

Preface
 
Thomas Dekker
“London, lying sicke of the Plague” (1603)
 
John Evelyn
“The Great Fire of London” (1666)
 
Daniel Defoe
“A Ragged Boyhood” (1722)
 
Samuel Whyte
“A Visit to Charlotte Cibber” (1795)  
 
James Lackington
“Love Among the Methodists” (1792)
 
Thomas de Quincey
“Ann of Oxford Street” (1822)
 
William Makepeace Thackeray
“Going to see a Man Hanged” (1840)
 
Henry Mayhew
“Watercress Girl” (1851)
 
Charles Dickens
“Down with the Tide” (1853)
 
C. Maurice Davies
“The Walworth Jumpers” (1876)
 
Eliza Lynn Linton
“My First Soiree” (1891)
 
Arthur Conan Doyle
“The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (1892)
 
George Gissing
“Christopherson” (1906)
 
R. Andom
“The Fetching of Susan” (1912)
 
Frederick Treves
“The Elephant Man” (1923)
 
John Galsworthy
“A Forsyte Encounters the People” (1917)
 
Graham Greene
“A Little Place off the Edgware Road” (1939)
 
Mollie Panter-Downes
“Good Evening, Mrs Craven” (1942)
 
William Sansom
“The Wall” (1944)
 
Elizabeth Bowen
“Mysterious Kor” (1945)
 
J. B. Priestley
“Coming to London” (1957)
 
Jean Rhys
“Tigers are Better-Looking” (1964)
 
Muriel Spark
“Daisy Overend” (1967)
 
Doris Lessing
“In Defence of the Underground” (1992)
 
Irma Kurtz
“Islington” (1997)
 
Hanif Kureishi
“The Umbrella” (1999) 
 

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