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History - Published: 1/May/2016 - ISBN: 9781784783785
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.
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