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Walking the streets of eighteenth-century London : John Gay's Trivia (1716)

Author: Clare Brant; Susan E Whyman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book will entertain and inform all who are interested in literature, history, and the city of London. Readers will take a walk along the dirty, crowded, and fascinating streets of eighteenth-century London in an unusual way. Nine experts offer accessible and stimulating interpretations of John Gay's poem Trivia: or the Art of Walking the Streets of London (1716). The text of this lively, funny poem about urban  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Walking the streets of eighteenth-century London.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007028192
Named Person: John Gay; Gay
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Brant; Susan E Whyman
ISBN: 0191535702 9780191535703 9780199280490 0199280495 1281153826 9781281153821 9786611153823 6611153829 1435618173 9781435618176 9780191700149 0191700142
OCLC Number: 252686545
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 256 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The essays. Faces and crowds: biography in the city / Philip Carter --
Sharing public spaces / Susan E. Whyman --
Spatial stories: movement in the city and cultural geography / Alison Stenton --
'All besides the rail, rang'd beggars lie': Trivia and the public poverty of early eighteenth-century London / Tim Hitchcock --
'Nauceious and abominable'? Pollution, plague, and poetics in John Gay's trivia / Mark Jenner --
Artless and artful: John Gay's Trivia / Clare Brant --
The walker beset: gender in the early eighteenth-century city / Margaret R. Hunt --
Street style: dress in John Gay's Trivia --
Gay's Trivia: walking the streets of Rome / Susanna Morton Braund. The poem: Trivia: or the art of walking the streets of London.
Other Titles: Walking the streets of 18th-century London
Responsibility: edited by Clare Brant and Susan E. Whyman.
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Nine experts offer accessible and stimulating interpretations of John Gay's poem Trivia: or the Art of Walking the Streets of London (1716). The text of this lively, funny poem about urban life  Read more...

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There is much to enjoy in this volume. The text of the poem itself is a sound one, [and] the commentary, far fuller than anything currently available, will be useful. Henry Power, Times Literary Read more...

 
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