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Author Schmidt, Shannon McKenna, 1971-

Title Novel destinations : literary landmarks from Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West / Shannon McKenna Schmidt & Joni Rendon ; foreword by Matthew Pearl.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2008]
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  809.922 SCH    AVAILABLE
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Description x, 357 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents I. Read 'em and see: author houses and museums -- All the wor(l)d's a stage: Shakespeare's England -- More playful destinations -- Atmospheric literary landscapes -- Southern comfort -- Poetic justice -- Literary houses on the prairie -- Contemplative places -- Literary adventurers -- Vampires, ghosts, and ravens -- Russian raconteurs -- Famous last words: literary resting places -- Vicarious thrills for mystery readers: murder and mayhem -- On the trail of Agatha Christie -- Novel dispatches: writers at home and abroad -- Chronicler of the jazz age: F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Rugged adventurer: Ernest Hemingway -- An innocent abroad: Mark Twain -- Famed francophile: Edith Wharton -- More and more, never apart: Henry James and Edith Wharton -- Literary festivals, tours, and more -- Word up: toasting favorite authors -- Literary walks and tours -- In the stacks: libraries worth checking out -- Lit fests: celebrating the printed word -- From page to screen -- Booked up: literary places to drink, dine, and doze -- Literary lodgings in the U.S. -- Literary lodgings abroad -- Eat your words: bookish places to sip and sup -- Big Apple bars for bibliophiles -- Parisian cafes of the literati -- England's best literary pubs -- Six Hemingway watering holes -- II. Journeys between the pages -- Bath, England: unpersuaded: Jane Austen's persuasion and northanger abbey -- London, England: a novel character: Charles Dickens's David Copperfield -- Paris, France: a sacred place: Victor Hugo's the hunchback of Notre-Dame -- Dublin, Ireland: a short in the dark: James Joyce's ulysses -- Prague, Czech Republic: Bohemian Rhapsody: Franz Kafka's the castle -- Concord, Massachusetts: family ties: Louisa May Alcott's little women -- Salem, Massachusetts: Mysterious manse: Nathaniel Hawthorne's the house of the seven gables -- Key West, Florida: island time: Ernest Hemingway's to have and have not -- Monroeville, Alabama: small town, big book: Harper Lee's to kill a mochingbird -- Monterey and Salinas, California: California dreaming: John Steinbeck's cannery row and east of eden.
Subject Literary landmarks -- Guidebooks.
Literary landmarks -- Great Britain -- Guidebooks.
Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Guidebooks.
Authors, English -- Homes and haunts -- Great Britain -- Guidebooks.
Setting (Literature) -- History and criticism.
United States -- Intellectual life -- Guidebooks.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- Guidebooks.
Genre Guidebooks.
Added Author Rendon, Joni, 1972-
ISBN 9781426202773
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