Reading London's Suburbs: From Charles Dickens to Zadie Smith

Reading London's Suburbs: From Charles Dickens to Zadie Smith

by G. Pope

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Overview

Reading London's Suburbs: From Charles Dickens to Zadie Smith by G. Pope

A study of London suburban-set writing, exploring the links between place and fiction. This book charts a picture of evolving themes and concerns around the legibility and meaning of habitat and home for the individual, and the serious challenges that suburbia sets for literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349465361
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ged Pope teaches on the English Literature degree course at London Metropolitan University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements List of abbreviations Introduction: 'Where is Clapham? Does Clapham even exist?': Suburban Invisibility 1. "Houseless–Homeless–Hopeless!": Suburbs, Slums and Ghosts 1830 – 1870 2. 'A World of Mud and Fog': The High Victorian and Edwardian Suburb, 1880 – 1914 3. 'The Third England': Suburban Fiction and Modernity, 1918 – 1939 4. 'Your Environment Makes as Little Sense as your Life': Post-War Suburbia 1945-1980 5. 'I Tried to Work Out Where I Was': Contemporary Suburbia Conclusion: 'All Stories are Spatial Stories' Notes Bibliography

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