Title The London Adventure, Or The Art Of Wandering.
Book Condition Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) with errata slip laid in.
Edition First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Publisher Tartarus Press: North Yorkshire. 2017.
190578497X / 9781905784974
Seller ID 43034
Expanded contents. First published in 1924, The London Adventure is often considered to be Arthur Machen’s third volume of autobiography, but its alternative title, The Art of Wandering, differentiates it from Far Off Things and Things Near and Far. The term ‘wandering’ refers not only to Machen’s many and various journeys around the unconsidered byways of London, but also to the curiously meandering construction of the book. Machen plays a fine game with the reader, discussing what his book might be about, how he should begin it and where it might end. The result is a curiously up-to-date psychogeographical manifesto, written, as always, in the author’s beautiful prose. Added to the original text of The London Adventure are a number of essays, several uncollected, which inform and illustrate Machen’s contention that, ‘All the wonders lie within a stone’s-throw of King’s Cross Station.’ 232 pages.