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by Thomas Burke

Author: Thomas Burke
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Language: English
Publisher: Wildside Press; Reprint edition (September 10, 2003)
Pages: 132 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.3
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Thomas Burke (29 November 1886 – 22 September 1945) was a British author. He was born in Eltham, London (back then still part of Kent). His first successful publication was Limehouse Nights (1916), a collection of stories centred on life in the poverty-stricken Limehouse district of London. Many of Burke's books feature the Chinese character Quong Lee as narrator.

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Limehouse Nights is a 1916 short story collection by the British writer Thomas Burke. The stories are set in and around the Chinatown that was then centred on Limehouse in the East End of London. It was a popular success and features several of Burke's best-known stories such as The Chink and the Child and Beryl and the Croucher.

Thomas Burke was born Sydney Thomas Burke on November 29th, 1886 in Eltham, London (at the time it was part of Kent). Song Book of Quong Lee of Limehouse. The Song Book of Quong Lee of Limehouse. An author in the early years of the century who brought his skills of pen and eye to parts of London, specifically the Limehouse district of the East End and wrote with drive and vigour about the characters he met and the places that he knew. Whether he turned that material into fiction or non-fiction he words seep quality. Out and About London.

Thomas Burke paints an enduring portrait of London’s East End At the beginning of the twentieth century . In this gripping collection of stories, author Thomas Burke traverses the area and offers glimpses of life in Limehouse.

Thomas Burke paints an enduring portrait of London’s East End At the beginning of the twentieth century, the East End of London was a filthy and violent neighborhood, a place where a man was more likely to get a knife in his stomach than a good dinner. It was worlds away from the fashionable district it has become more than a century later. One tale portrays the unusual friendship that develops between an immigrant and a girl who has recently been beaten by her father.

One of the most frankly and brutally realistic books that has appeared in our tongue in a long time. But Burke has cast a glamour over his pages that prevents his stories from being merely studies in the sordid and the morbid

One of the most frankly and brutally realistic books that has appeared in our tongue in a long time. But Burke has cast a glamour over his pages that prevents his stories from being merely studies in the sordid and the morbid. Somehow he makes you feel that he has viewed life with pity and tenderness and loving comprehension.

A collection of scarily realistic stories from Burke, drawn from his experiences in the East End of London and in particular Limehouse, wherehe was best friends with an elderly Chinese man who later became the model for his character, Quong Lee. Contents: The Yellow Scarf; A Game of Poker; Katie the Kid; The Heart of a Child; The Dumb Wife; Bluebell; A Family Affair; The Little Flowers of Frances; The Perfect Girl; The Affair at the Warehouse; Big Boy Blue; Mazurka; The Scarlet Shoes; The Good Samaritans; Twelve Golden Curls; Miss Plum-Blossom; The Cane; and The Song of Ho Ling.

"One of the most frankly and brutally realistic books that has appeared in our tongue in a long time. But Burke has cast a glamour over his pages that prevents his stories from being merely studies in the sordid and the morbid. Somehow he makes you feel that he has viewed life with pity and tenderness and loving comprehension." -- Bookman.