Nightwalking : A Nocturnal History of London, Paperback

Nightwalking : A Nocturnal History of London Paperback


In Nightwalking Matthew Beaumont recounts an alternative history of London-populated by the poor, the mad, the lost, the vagrant and the noctambulant.

He shines a light on the shadowy perambulations of poets, novelists and thinkers: Chaucer and Shakespeare; William Blake and his ecstatic peregrinations and the feverish ramblings of opium addict Thomas De Quincey; and, among the lamp-lit literary throng, the supreme nightwalker Charles Dickens.

We discover how the nocturnal city has inspired some and served as a balm or narcotic to others.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Verso Books
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  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9781784783785



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