I have just begun reading Dickens’ Fur Coat and Charlotte’s Unanswered Letters: The Rows and Romances of England’s Great Victorian Novelists by Daniel Pool.
If you thought the title was wordy, feast your eyes on this sentence from page 13:
“In the narrow, dingy street just north of St. Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of London the booksellers’ reps arrived early on the last day of every month in the mid-1830’s, clamoring for copies of the magazines and periodicals to put in their large bags, followed at around ten by the authors anxious to see if they’d been published or reviewed, while the clerks for the wholesalers burrowed away getting the periodicals out to the provinces.”
ONE SENTENCE! I’m not sure how much of this I can take.
Have you read this book? Is it worth reading?