Saturday, March 05, 2011

Ten of the best scenes on London Underground

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best scenes on London Underground.

One title on the list:
The Way We Live Now, by Anthony Trollope

Trollope's anatomy of late Victorian England shows its up-to-dateness by having its heroine travel on the underground. Hetta Carbury has to seek out the fiery Mrs Hurtle, who is staying in distant Islington, but Hetta is nothing daunted. "That afternoon Hetta trusted herself all alone to the mysteries of the Marylebone underground railway, and emerged with accuracy at King's Cross".
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see: Stephen Smith's top ten subterranean books.

--Marshal Zeringue