London Stories from Jerry White will not leave one inspired to visit one of the most historically important cities in the world. There is a not a lot of fun in these somber tales. Instead there is fire, famine, flood, and plague. There is also crime, mistakes, child labor, jilted lovers, revenge, and unrest. One does not find a lot of pathos in these works, rather people trying to solve these problems. Most of these stories were published before the sixties with only a few that were crafted in the last few decades. The stories also do not concern the longer story of British imperialism, colonization, and exploration.
Instead one will learn a great deal about the power of writing and the inherent responsibilities it sometimes entail. Almost all of the stories are not fun, but one sees here a nation trying to solve its own problems. The stories are also penned by some very major voices from the United Kingdom. Some stories are classics or written by classic writers, others are lesser known stories trying to make a point. It is clear from the reading why members of this society sort to have a global presence and also brought with them some solutions to the problems they had already solved.
|Page Count||432 pages|
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|Category||Poetry & Short Stories|