Edinburgh: Literary Lives & Landscapes

Edinburgh: Literary Lives & Landscapes

by David Carroll
     
 

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From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Irvine Welsh—a fresh look at an ancient region's connection to the written word
 
Edinburgh enjoys a long and impressive literary heritage and can claim connections with some of the world's most famous writers. This history mixes anecdotes, musings, and serious analysis to explore the impact of the city upon…  See more details below

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From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Irvine Welsh—a fresh look at an ancient region's connection to the written word
 
Edinburgh enjoys a long and impressive literary heritage and can claim connections with some of the world's most famous writers. This history mixes anecdotes, musings, and serious analysis to explore the impact of the city upon literature. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Sir Walter Scott were all natives of the city, while Robert Burns, Charles Dickens, J. M. Barrie, and Samuel Johnson were just a few of those who forged links with what William Cobbett described as "the finest city in the kingdom." Edinburgh has provided the setting for countless novels over the years, not least in more recent times with Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting. The book concludes with a look at Edinburgh's impressive annual International Book Festival, "the biggest celebration of the written word in the world."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752462141
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
02/08/2012
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


David Carroll is the author of 12 books, including Ten Tales from Dumfries & Galloway.

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