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London in Quotations

by Jaqueline Mitchell

Part of the In Quotations Series

London in Quotations Synopsis

'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford,' said Samuel Johnson in 1777. Since then the capital has been characterised variously as a 'riddle', a 'cesspool' and a 'modern Babylon', and both Londoners and visitors alike have continued to share their candid views of a great city in a variety of literary forms. This compact gift book is packed full of witty, scandalous and entertaining quotations about this famous city from the Middle Ages to the current decade.

The Good Book Guide Review

The Bodleian Library has an astonishing array of books and manuscripts among its treasures amassed over 400 years of collecting. This elegantly produced hardback volume is part of a delightful series of humorous, shocking and intriguing quotations, from its collection from the Middle Ages to the present, about famous cities. The most famous quotation about London must be Samuel Johnson, in 1777: ‘When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.’ But it has also been described as a ‘riddle’, a ‘cesspool’ and a ‘modern Babylon’.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781851244010
Publication date: 8th August 2014
Author: Jaqueline Mitchell
Publisher: Bodleian Library
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 96 pages
Categories: Gift books, Places & peoples: general & pictorial works, Dictionaries of quotations,

About Jaqueline Mitchell

Jaqueline Mitchell is a freelance writer and editor, and the compiler of Blitz Spirit.

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