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Legendary Artist Gustave Dorè spent years creating this visual masterpiece depicting the broad spectrum of humanity that inhabited Victorian Era London.
In the mid 19th century, Journalist Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Dorè set out on a journey to document the people and culture of London. Originally printed in 1872, this Retro Restored Special Edition includes:
-The original type font
-Classic page layouts
-Crisp digitally re-scanned and enhanced images
-More than 170 engravings
-8 ½” x 11” printing
-Bold new cover design
Master artist Gustave Dorè (1832-1883), known for the lavish illustrations in Dante’s Inferno, Paradise Lost, and Don Quixote, depicted London, England, in his charismatic and detailed way that nobody else could. His masterful engravings shed light on the dimly-lit back alleys, seedy docks, and market districts made famous by Charles Dicken’s novels, Sherlock Holmes, and countless period dramas.
Blanchard’s writing compliments Dorè’s artwork to give readers a contemporary guide through the city’s underbelly, to the parks, and past some of its most famous locales such as Parliament and St. John’s Cathedral.
Fans of highly detailed artwork, graphic novels, and comic strips will find themselves lost for hours in Dorè’s meticulous drawings of bustling city streets and river scenes. His playful renderings of London’s most interesting characters feel remarkably modern and timelessly fascinating for readers into the 21st-century and beyond.