Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London

John Gay's Trivia (1716)
Author(s): 
Brant, Clare
Author(s): 
Whyman, Susan
ISBN: 
9780199280728
Date published: 
January 2009
Paperback
Price: 
£19.99

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.