The Lonely Londoners

The Lonely Londoners
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Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 136
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ISBN-13 : 9780241189467
ISBN-10 : 0241189462
Rating : 4/5 (62 Downloads)

Book Synopsis The Lonely Londoners by : Sam Selvon

Download or read book The Lonely Londoners written by Sam Selvon and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2014-09-25 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Both devastating and funny, The Lonely Londoners is an unforgettable account of immigrant experience - and one of the great twentieth-century London novels At Waterloo Station, hopeful new arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train, ready to start afresh in 1950s London. There, homesick Moses Aloetta, who has already lived in the city for years, meets Henry 'Sir Galahad' Oliver and shows him the ropes. In this strange, cold and foggy city where the natives can be less than friendly at the sight of a black face, has Galahad met his Waterloo? But the irrepressible newcomer cannot be cast down. He and all the other lonely new Londoners - from shiftless Cap to Tolroy, whose family has descended on him from Jamaica - must try to create a new life for themselves. As pessimistic 'old veteran' Moses watches their attempts, they gradually learn to survive and come to love the heady excitements of London. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Susheila Nasta. 'His Lonely Londoners has acquired a classics status since it appeared in 1956 as the definitive novel about London's West Indians' Financial Times 'The unforgettable picaresque ... a vernacular comedy of pathos' Guardian


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