A Writer's Britain: Landscape in Literature

A Writer's Britain: Landscape in Literature

by Margaret Drabble (Author)


The love of place is endemic in English literature, from the work of the earliest poets and hermits to the suburban celebrations of John Betjeman, covering all varieties of the British rural and urban landscape. This book presents an image of Britain as seen by writers of different regions and periods, and also illuminates the way in which their work has changed our visual attitudes, our taste in landscape and our relation to nature.


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Format: Special Edition
Pages: 288
Edition: Gift edition
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd
Published: 07 Sep 2009

ISBN 10: 0500514933
ISBN 13: 9780500514931
Book Overview: The highly acclaimed exploration of the way in which the British landscape is both represented and symbolized in British literature

Media Reviews
'An understanding of social history as deep as her knowledge of literature' - The Times
'Drabble makes lively connections, parallels and distinctions ... one of the great pleasures of the book is its quotations, generous in length, pertinently chosen ... instructive and entertaining' - The Spectator
'A sensitive and, at times, moving survey of the relationship between place and writer' - Contemporary Review
Author Bio
Margaret Drabble is an author and novelist.