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Nightwalking
Author: Matthew Beaumont

ISBN: 9781784783785
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 27 April 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.7 x 3.8
Description:
A captivating literary portrait of the writers who explore the city at night, and the people they met.

In Nightwalking Matthew Beaumont recounts an alternative history of London - populated by the poor, the mad, the lost, the vagrant and the noctambulant. He shines a light on the shadowy perambulations of poets, novelists and thinkers: Chaucer and Shakespeare; William Blake and his ecstatic peregrinations and the feverish ramblings of opium addict Thomas De Quincey; and, among the lamp-lit literary throng, the supreme nightwalker Charles Dickens.

We discover how the nocturnal city has inspired some and served as a balm or narcotic to others.

About the Author

MATTHEW BEAUMONT is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at University College London. He is the author of Utopia Ltd.: Ideologies of Social Dreaming in England 1870-1900, and the co-author, with Terry Eagleton, of The Task of the Critic: Terry Eagleton in Dialogue.

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