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DescriptionThis work takes a fascinating look at London's place in literary history. When it comes to literary history, few cities are as rich and storied as London. Whether visiting the famed Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, or the notorious Newgate Prison, literary travelers have plenty to see and do in this vibrant city. ""Bloom's Literary Guide to London"" provides everything a literature lover needs to know to enjoy the city. Features include: an introduction by esteemed literary critic Harold Bloom; a detailed literary and cultural history of the city, describing its development from an important trading center for the Saxon kingdoms to its current position as Europe's largest city; a ""London Today"" section, discussing the city's layout and its major sights, literary and otherwise; color illustrations of literary landmarks, historic and contemporary; a color map providing a general overview of the city; a ""Places of Interest"" section that lists the city's major literary sights - including museums, bookstores, theaters, and more - along with their locations and hours of operation; and a list of books to read and Web sites to consult before the trip.
Chelsea House Publishers
1 December 2006
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