London in fiction

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Many notable works of fiction are set in London, the capital city of England.


Early fiction[edit]

19th century fiction[edit]

William Blake's poem London which explores the meaning of the city. This image is a digital repercussion of his hand-painted 1826 print from Copy AA of Songs of Innocence and Experience.The item is currently in the Collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum.[1]

20th century fiction[edit]

21st-Century fiction[edit]

Nursery rhymes[edit]

Several nursery rhymes mention places in London.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Morris Eaves, Robert N. Essick, and Joseph Viscomi (eds.). "Songs of Innocence and of Experience, object 46 (Bentley 46, Erdman 46, Keynes 46) "LONDON"". William Blake Archive. Retrieved June 10, 2014.