The Lonely Londoners (Longman Caribbean Writer Series) / Edition 1

The Lonely Londoners (Longman Caribbean Writer Series) / Edition 1

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by Samuel Selvon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0582642647

ISBN-13: 9780582642645

Pub. Date: 01/01/1989

Publisher: Longman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582642645
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
01/01/1989
Series:
Longman Caribbean Writer Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
141
Sales rank:
312,255
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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The Lonely Londoners (Longman Caribbean Writer Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This novel is written as a summary of events that take place in the lives of West Indian immigrants, in London, in the 1950's. The characters flock to the 'Mother-Land' in search of a better life , but are quickly faced by the stark reality, that there is no 'better life'. Through the characters, spear-headed by Moses, we see the futility and hopelessness of their lives in the 'new metropolis'. This book is written entirely in Trinidadian dialect and is often 'comical' in its approach. But beneath the 'comedy', are the sad lives of Moses, et al, who, even though they have failed so miserably in the 'New Land', would never return to the 'Old Land'; for even greater than the fear of living impoverished lives abroad, is the fear of admitting it to those back home. Well written and poignant.