Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London John Gay's Trivia

Author(s): 
Brant, Clare
Author(s): 
Whyman, Susan
ISBN: 
9780199280490
Date published: 
July 2007
Hardback
Price: 
£50.00

This book will entertain and inform all who are interested in literature, history, and the city of London. Readers will take a walk along the dirty, crowded, and fascinating streets of eighteenth-century London in an unusual way. Nine experts offer accessible and stimulating interpretations of John Gay's poem Trivia: or the Art of Walking the Streets of London (1716). The text of this lively, funny poem about urban life accompanies the essays. Gay's wit, slang, stories, and rhymes paint a vibrant picture of London in an exciting and thought-provoking way.