Travels in Town (2 Volume Paperback Set): By the Author of Random Recollections of the Lords and Commons, etc. available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
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 1 focuses on central London, observing major streets (including Downing Street) and the British Museum, while Volume 2 describes the post office and bookselling in Paternoster Row before turning its attention to the city's various religious denominations.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.64(d)|
Table of Contents
Volume I: 1. The streets; 2. The Park; 3. Tattersall's and the turf; 4. Downing Street; 5. The British Museum; 6. The British Museum (continued); 7. The newsmen; Volume II: 8. The post office; 9. Bookselling - Paternoster Row; 10. Religious denominations.