Tag Archives: Everyman’s Library

London Stories: Ann of Oxford Street by Thomas De Quincey

I wish London Stories had an introduction to each story in the collection. A little bit of background to these stories would have enriched my reading experience, especially given that some of these are biographical essays and old ones at that with little to no information on the internet! ūüėź I think Ann of Oxford […]

London Stories: A Visit to Charlotte Cibber by Samuel Whyte

I wasn’t familiar with Charlotte Cibber or Samuel Whyte before reading A Visit to Charlotte Cibber. (Some of you might be familiar with Colley Cibber though, who was an English actor-manager, playwright and Poet Laureate. Charlotte was Colley’s youngest child.) Samuel Whyte was a writer, and Charlotte in her early life was an actress and […]

London Stories: Love Among the Methodists by James Lackington

And the struggle continues! My understanding of Christendom is pretty limited. I know the difference between Protestantism and Roman Catholicism thanks to my interest in Tudor period in England, but I haven’t got a clue about Methodism. So reading Love Among the Methodists required me to do some homework. Love Among the Methodists is a […]

London Stories: A Ragged Boyhood by Daniel Defoe

I’m in England with my husband who is here for a summer internship. Now we are halfway through our stay, and finally, I think we have settled in! ūüėÄ (Not that it was hard to figure things out, but opening a bank account was a nightmare!) So I decided to pick London Stories as my […]