London The Biography Of A City
The image of London as a human body is striking and singular; we may trace it from the pictorial emblems of the City of God, the mystical body in which Jesus Christ represents its head and the citizens its other members. London has also been envisaged in the form of a voting man with his arms outstretched in a gesture of liberation; the figure is taken from a Roman bronze but it embodies the energy and exultation of a city continually expanding in great waves of progress and of confidence.
Edition Penguin Books, Revised Edition, 1980. ISBN: 0-14-00-5247-X. PAPERBACK. 304 pages, large size: 18.4 x 24.6 x 2.4 cm. Just light tan to paper edges. Other than that, the book remains in very good condition throughout: Soft cover remains in very good form; text all clean, neat and tight. Prompt dispatch from UK.
An abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial biography of the city of London. Prize-winning historian, novelist and broadcaster, Peter Ackroyd takes us on a journey - historical, geographical and imaginative - through the city of London. Moving back and forth through time, Ackroyd is an effortless, exuberant guide to times of plague and pestilence, fire and floods, crime and punishment, and sex and theatre.