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March 9, 2014

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The ever-changing and ever-challenging urban landscape: this engraving records the designs of the London city gates, most of which were destroyed in the 18th and 19th centuries. Several of these gates stood for hundreds of years prior to the modern road-widening schemes that ensured their destruction.

For more on 18th-century urban architecture and its impact on the city denizens, read the following Eighteenth-Century Fiction articles:

Details of Space: Narrative Description in Early Eighteenth-Century Novels
Author: Cynthia Wall

Relocating Femininity: Women and the City in Mary Brunton’s Fiction
Author: Martha Musgrove

‘The Tinsel of the Times’: Smollett’s Argument against Conspicuous Consumption in Humphry Clinker
Author: Susan L. Jacobsen

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