Traveling Literary America: A Complete Guide to Literary Landmarks.

Welborn, B.J.

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This is the most comprehensive listing of literary sites in the US that we have seen. Book lovers and curious travellers can visit homes, memorials, poetry walks and exhibits. From Harriet Beecher Stowe's dwellings in Maine and Ohio to Edgar Allen Poe's hideaways in Philadelphia, Richmond and New York to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Highway in the Midwest to Frank Norris's grave in Oakland, California, you'll be intrigued and amazed.

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Description

Readers and travellers are guided to more than 200 homes and historic sites of America's greatest writers - from the Jack London Ranch in northern California to William Faulkner's home in Oxford, Mississippi. Clear driving directions and visitor instructions are combined with unique titbits about each site and author, such as the story of Jack London's custom-made furniture and the roll top desk and Dictaphone on display in his study. Literary enthusiasts are guided to the site of Thoreau's bean field, where they can poke around an exact replica of his cabin. They can drop in on Margaret Mitchell's recently restored Atlanta apartment or visit John Steinbeck's haunts in the cosy California seaside town of Pacific Grove. This family-oriented, user-friendly guide teaches literary folk about writers' work, their philosophies, and the forces that compelled them to write. All 50 states are represented, and the literary sites are divided by geographic regions.

Book Details

Author Welborn, B.J.
Format PB
Publisher Jefferson Press
Number of Pages 518
Publish Date 2005/01/01
Catalogue May16
Catalogue book number 307