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Literary Landmarks From Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West

Written by Shannon Mckenna SchmidtAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Shannon Mckenna Schmidt and Joni RendonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Joni Rendon
Foreword by Matthew PearlAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Matthew Pearl

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On Sale: May 20, 2008
Pages: 368 | ISBN: 978-1-4262-0343-5
Published by : National Geographic National Geographic Society
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It’s often said that a good book takes us somewhere we’ve never been before, and here’s the proof: a book-lover’s Baedeker to more than 500 literary locales across the United States and Europe. Novel Destinations invites readers to follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, discover the scenes that sparked their imaginations, glimpse the lives they led, and share a bit of the experiences they transformed so eloquently into print. If you’re looking to indulge in literary adventure, you’ll find all the inspiration and information you need here, along with behind-the-scenes stories such as these:

After Ernest Hemingway survived two near-fatal plane crashes during an African safari, he perused his obituaries and sipped champagne on a canal-side terrace in Venice.

Washington Irving's wisteria-draped cottage in the Hudson Valley was once occupied by members of the Van Tassel family, immortalized in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

A mysterious incident at a stone tower near Dublin made such a vivid impression on James Joyce that he drew on it for the opening scene of Ulysses.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle consulted on the mystery of Agatha Christie's 1926 disappearance before she resurfaced under an assumed name in northern England.

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables was inspired by a seaside manse in Salem, Massachusetts, infamous witch trials in which his ancestor played a role.
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Praise

"Want to explore more than 500 literary landmarks without leaving your living room? Then pull up an armchair and pick up a copy of Novel Destinations. "—Tampa Tribune

  • Novel Destinations by Shannon McKenna Schmidt and Joni Rendon, with a Foreword by Matthew Pearl
  • June 16, 2009
  • Travel - Reference; Travel; Travel - Special Interest
  • National Geographic
  • $13.95
  • 9781426204548

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