A Visitor's Guide to the Literary South
by Trish Foxwell
Follow in the footsteps of some of American literature's most renowned writers: See the hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to pen The Great Gatsby. Step inside the Asheville, North Carolina, home that became the model for Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward Angel. Visit the Florida lighthouse whose beacon Stephen Crane followed after his shipwreck. Wander along the West Lawn at the University o Virginia and see the house where Edgar Allan Poe lived. This literary journey will bring you to these sites and more as you travel throughout the American South. From Virginia to Louisiana, you will experience the haunts, havens, and homesteads of important writers who lived in, visited, or were inspired by the South's fertile soil.
From 221B Baker Street to The Old Curiosity Shop : a guide to London's literary landmarks
by Stephen. Halliday
All of London's fictional clubs, pubs, restaurants, houses, and streets that have been made famous in the works of the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming, Bram Stoker, and Evelyn Waugh are featured in this exhaustively researched volume. Listed geographically and alphabetically, the entries each provide a description of the location, its place in literature, and its inspiration. This book explores the city from the viewpoints of the writers who have used it as a stage for their plots, of their characters, and of the readers whose imagination is fired by the knowledge that they are standing outside the home of David Copperfield on the Strand, or a haunt of Holmes or Wooster. From Fleming's legendary Blades Club in Mayfair, which made appearances in both Moonraker and Goldfinger, to Waugh's bohemian Shepheard's Hotel from Vile Bodies which was based on the celebrated Cavendish Hotel, this guide will appeal to all lovers of classic fiction set in the great city.
Mark Twain's Homes & Literary Tourism
by Hilary Iris Lowe
Mark Twain's Homes and Literary Tourism untangles the complicated ways that Clemens's houses, now museums, have come to tell the stories that they do about Twain and, in the process, reminds us that the sites themselves are the products of multiple agendas and, in some cases, unpleasant histories.
No Man's Lands: One Man's Oddysey Through the Oddysey
by Scott Huler
No-Man's Lands is Huler's funny and touching exploration of the life lessons embedded within The Odyssey, a legendary tale of wandering and longing that could be read as a veritable guidebook for middle-aged men everywhere. At age forty-four, with his first child on the way, Huler felt an instant bond with Odysseus, who fought for some twenty years against formidable difficulties to return home to his beloved wife and son. In reading The Odyssey, Huler saw the chance to experience a great vicarious adventure as well as the opportunity to assess the man he had become and embrace the imminent arrival of both middle age and parenthood.But Huler realized that it wasn't enough to simply read the words on the page--he needed to live Odysseus's odyssey, to visit the exotic destinations that make Homer's story so timeless. And so an ambitious pilgrimage was born . . . traveling the entire length of Odysseus's two-decade journey.
The Marvel Comics Guide to New York City
by Peter Sanderson
Perhaps one of the most popular and recognizable "characters" in Marvel Comics is New York City itself. When comics legend Stan Lee decided that Marvel Super Heroes like Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four would work and play on the real-life streets of New York, he made it thrillingly easy for readers to imagine their favorite crimefighters just around the corner. Now, armed with this action-packed guidebook, Marvel fans can take a fun-filled tour of the Big Apple, visiting some of the most famous and obscure locations from Marvel's long, rich history.
Virginia Woolf's Garden: The Story of the Garden at Monk's House
by Caroline Zoob
A chronological account takes the reader through the key events in the lives of Virginia and Leonard Woolf, and their deaths. This is allied to an account of the garden and its development, and the creation and development of the key areas of the garden. A wonderful selection of full-colour contemporary photographs, archive photographs, illustrated maps and planting plans take the reader through the various garden 'rooms', including the Italian Garden, the Millstone garden, the Orchard, the Vegetable Garden, the Terrace, the Walled Garden, the Fishpond Garden and the Greenhouses and Conservatories. Throughout there are quotations from Virginia and Leonard's diaries, giving a vivid account of their plans for, views on and activities in the garden.