Underground Writing: The London Tube from George Gissing to Virginia Woolf

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The purpose of this book is to explore the ways in which the London Underground/ Tube was 'mapped' by a number of writers from George Gissing to Virginia Woolf. From late Victorian London to the end of the World War II, 'underground writing' created an imaginative world beneath the streets of London. The real subterranean railway was therefore re-enacted in number of ways in writing, including as Dantean Underworld or hell, as gateway to a utopian future, as psychological looking- glass or as place of safety and security. ...

Underground Writing: The London Tube from George Gissing to Virginia Woolf 2010, Liverpool University Press

ISBN-13: 9781846312236

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