Travels in Town: By the Author of Random Recollections of the Lords and Commons, etc.

Travels in Town: By the Author of Random Recollections of the Lords and Commons, etc.

by James Grant, Grant James
     
 

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Born in 1802 in Elgin, James Grant first established himself as a reporter and then as a leading newspaper editor in Victorian London, heading the Morning Chronicle for two decades before moving on to the Christian Standard. His 1839 Travels in Town was designed as a companion piece to his earlier reflections on London, The Great Metropolis (1838) and Sketches in

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Born in 1802 in Elgin, James Grant first established himself as a reporter and then as a leading newspaper editor in Victorian London, heading the Morning Chronicle for two decades before moving on to the Christian Standard. His 1839 Travels in Town was designed as a companion piece to his earlier reflections on London, The Great Metropolis (1838) and Sketches in London (1838). This two-volume work reflects Grant's enthusiasm for 'this modern Babylon' and his lively interest in the intricacies of everyday life there. Interweaving general descriptions with specific local information, Volume 2 describes the post office and bookselling in Paternoster Row before turning its attention to the city's various religious denominations. Grant, an ardent Calvinist, concludes with reflections on London's moral state.

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ISBN-13:
9781108009126
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2009
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Printing and Publishing History Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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