Literary Portsmouth (Paperback)
  • Literary Portsmouth (Paperback)
zoom

Literary Portsmouth (Paperback)

(author)
£14.99
Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 15/08/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
The city of Portsmouth has a long literary history. It is perhaps best-known as the birthplace of Charles Dickens in 1812, and the house in which he was born is one of the city's many tourist attractions. In the 1880s H. G. Wells spent several years here as an apprentice and his unhappy experiences of this time were brought out in some of his later novels. Around the same time, Arthur Conan Doyle came to Portsmouth and set up a medical practice, while also continuing his budding writing career; his great creation Sherlock Holmes first appears in a novel written here. But the tradition did not end in Victorian times, and local writers have often featured the city in their works right up to today: Graham Hurley's novels, featuring D. I. Joe Faraday, are a recent example. Using both old and new photographs, Steve Wallis takes us on a tour of places in and around Portsmouth that are associated with particular literary figures and locations that appear in literature. In visiting these sites, we also see some of the famous and less well known locations in this historic area.

Publisher: Amberley Publishing
ISBN: 9781445616469
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 234 x 165 x 8 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Birthday Letters
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Wide Sargasso Sea
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Mighty Dead
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Glass Menagerie
Added to basket
Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath
Added to basket
Essays
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
A Moveable Feast
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Aeneid
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
On Writing
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Beowulf
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Three Theban Plays
Added to basket
The Birth of Tragedy
Added to basket
Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A View from the Bridge
Added to basket
Hamlet
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.