Christina Hardyment Writing the Thames

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Writing the Thames

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9781851244508: Writing the Thames

From Arthur Conan Doyle to Charles Dickens, Colin Dexter to Kenneth Grahame, writers and artists have often taken inspiration from the Thames. Gathering poetry, artwork, and short excerpts from longer prose, Writing the Thames includes chapters on topics that dominate in literary and artistic depictions of the Thames, from historical events like Julius Caeser’s crossing in 55 BCE and Elizabeth I’s stand against the Spanish at Tilbury to the explorations of the topographers who mapped and drew the river to the many authors, including Thomas More, Francis Bacon, William Morris, and Henry James, who enjoyed riverside retreats. A chapter on boats features the frenetic rowers from Zuleika Dobson, a camping tale from Three Men in a Boat, and the story of William Hogarth’s impulsive five-day trip down the river with four inebriated friends. Some of the best-loved children’s literature has also been inspired by the Thames, including The Wind in the Willows.

Beautifully illustrated with seventy full-color illustrations, this book tells the river’s remarkable story through art, poetry, and prose, while celebrating the writers who helped form its enduring legacy.

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About the Author:

Christina Hardyment is a writer and journalist. She is the editor of Pleasures of the Table and Pleasures of the Garden and the author of Writing Britain.

Review:

"From source to sea, [Hardyment's] tour navigates the literature inspired by the river: topographical books, natural histories, books by boatmen, guides for tourists, pastoral celebrations, and a survey of literary drownings.'"
  (Sunday Telegraph 2016-05-03)

"Hardyment has cast her net wide. Writing the Thames, [is] a zestful compilation with commentary. . . . Hardyment’s last word is a generous tribute to Peter Ackroyd’s vast survey, Thames: Sacred River. More manageable and less mystical, Writing the Thames lies far upstream of that swollen torrent of a book, in calm and sparkling waters."
  (Financial Times 2016-05-03)

"An attractive book on an attractive subject." (Country Life 2016-05-03)

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Descripción The Bodleian Library, United Kingdom, 2016. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Thames aficionado Robert Gibbings once wrote that `the quiet of an age-old river is like the slow turning of the pages of a well-loved book . Writing the Thames tells a much-loved river s story through the remarkable prose, poetry and illustration that it has inspired. In eight themed chapters it features historical events such as Julius Caesar s crossing in 55 BCE and Elizabeth I s stand against the Spanish at Tilbury, explorations of topographers who mapped, drew and painted the river and the many congenial riverside retreats for authors ranging from Francis Bacon, Thomas More and Alexander Pope to Thomas Love Peacock, William Morris and Henry James. A chapter on messing about in boats tells the story of William Hogarth s impulsive five-day river trip with four inebriated friends and features satirical novels making fun of frenetic rowers (Zuleika Dobson) and young London men-about-town on camping holidays (Three Men in a Boat). The river has also inspired some of the best children s literature (The Wind in the Willows) and naturalists such as Richard Jeffries and C.J. Cornish (A Naturalist on the Thames) have recorded the richness of its wildlife. But there are also dark undercurrents: Charles Dickens s use of its waters as a symbol of death, Sax Rohmer s Limehouse villain Dr Fu Manchu, and the many fictional criminals who dispose of corpses in its sinister depths in detective novels ranging from Sherlock Holmes to Inspector Morse. Beautifully illustrated, this book celebrates the writers who have helped to make England s greatest river an enduring legend. Nº de ref. de la librería AAH9781851244508

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Descripción The Bodleian Library, United Kingdom, 2016. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Thames aficionado Robert Gibbings once wrote that the quiet of an age-old river is like the slow turning of the pages of a well-loved book . Writing the Thames tells a much-loved river s story through the remarkable prose, poetry and illustration that it has inspired. In eight themed chapters it features historical events such as Julius Caesar s crossing in 55 BCE and Elizabeth I s stand against the Spanish at Tilbury, explorations of topographers who mapped, drew and painted the river and the many congenial riverside retreats for authors ranging from Francis Bacon, Thomas More and Alexander Pope to Thomas Love Peacock, William Morris and Henry James. A chapter on messing about in boats tells the story of William Hogarth s impulsive five-day river trip with four inebriated friends and features satirical novels making fun of frenetic rowers (Zuleika Dobson) and young London men-about-town on camping holidays (Three Men in a Boat). The river has also inspired some of the best children s literature (The Wind in the Willows) and naturalists such as Richard Jeffries and C.J. Cornish (A Naturalist on the Thames) have recorded the richness of its wildlife. But there are also dark undercurrents: Charles Dickens s use of its waters as a symbol of death, Sax Rohmer s Limehouse villain Dr Fu Manchu, and the many fictional criminals who dispose of corpses in its sinister depths in detective novels ranging from Sherlock Holmes to Inspector Morse. Beautifully illustrated, this book celebrates the writers who have helped to make England s greatest river an enduring legend. Nº de ref. de la librería AAH9781851244508

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Descripción Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. Estado de conservación: New. 'Writing the Thames' tells a much-loved river's story through the remarkable prose, poetry and illustration that it has inspired. Beautifully illustrated, this book celebrates the writers who have helped to make England's greatest river an enduring legend. Num Pages: 304 pages, 70 colour illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKESF; 1DBKESL; DCQ; DQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 156. . . 2016. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9781851244508

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