Reading London’s Suburbs

From Charles Dickens to Zadie Smith

  • Ged Pope

About this book


A study of London suburban-set writing, exploring the links between place and fiction. This book charts a picture of evolving themes and concerns around the legibility and meaning of habitat and home for the individual, and the serious challenges that suburbia sets for literature.


London suburbs writing place and fiction domesticity habitat identity knowledge reality uncanny class semiotics Charles Dickens English literature environment fiction Victorian era

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  • Ged Pope
    • 1
  1. 1.London Metropolitan UniversityUK

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