Sunday, April 04, 2010

Ten of the best trips to Canterbury in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named a list of ten of the best trips to Canterbury in literature.

One novel on the list:
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

David goes to Dr Strong's school in Canterbury and feels some of the author's own affection for the place, "the sunny street of Canterbury, dozing as it were in the hot light". Here David meets Mr Wickfield and his angelic daughter Agnes, living in a lovely old house, but with Uriah Heep in attendance.
Read about the other trips to Canterbury on the list.

David Copperfield is one of Elizabeth Gilbert's six favorite books. It appears on Mullan's list of ten of the best valets in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue