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Issue 5.2

Literary London: Interdisciplinary studies in the representation of London

Volume 5 Number 2 (September 2007)

Edited by Lawrence Phillips

ISSN: 1744-0807



Charles Bennett

Coram’s Field


Sam Roberts and Sebastian Groes

Ghost Signs: London’s fading Spectacle of History


K.L. Anderson

A Horrid, Malicious, Bloody Flame: Elegy, Irony and Rose Macaulay’s Blitzed London

Cynthia L. Caywood

The Geography of Aphra Behn’s City Comedies

Stefania Ciocia

‘Queer and Verdant’: The Textual Politics of Sarah Waters’s Neo-Victorian Novels

Johan Höglund

Apocalyptic London: the Construction and Destruction of the Heart of the Empire

Alan Kirby

Resurrecting London: From Drab Elsewhere to Rumoured Truth in John Fowles’s 1960s Novels

Esme Miskimmin

Crossing the “Shadow Frontier”’: The Criminal Underworld in Detective Fiction from the Victorians to the Golden Age.

Susie Thomas

‘With your tongue down my throat’: Hanan al-Shaykh’s Only in London and Xiaolu Guo’s A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers.

Rudolf Weiss

London as Melodrama: 19th-Century Popular Theatre and the Myth of the Metropolis


Steven Barfield

Peter Ackroyd, Thames: Sacred River

Susan Alice Fischer

Leila Aboulela, Minaret

James Heartfield

Kristin Bluemel, George Orwell and the Radical Eccentrics: Intermodernism in Literary London

Wendy K. Kolmar

Jane S. Gabin, American Women in Gilded Age London

Chris Ringrose

Mary Coghill, Designed to Fade


Notes on Contributors