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Bringing together engaging text and stunning hand-drawn illustrations, Literary Places (Inspired Traveller's Guide) takes readers on an enlightening journey through the key locations of literature's best and brightest authors, movements and moments. Explore the plains of La Mancha with Don Quixote, take a Holden Caulfield tour of Central Park, or roam the Yorkshire moors with Cathy and Heathcliff.
Author Sarah Baxter explores literary locations from around the globe, including vibrant urban centres, tranquil creative sanctuaries and places that inspired classic stories. The evocative text outlines each location's history and culture, combined with biographies of the authors or stories from the literary works that make the place significant.
1. Paris, France - Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. Uncovering and exploring the settings of Hugo's classic book - the sewers, bridges, the river Seine.
2. Dublin, Ireland - James Joyce's Ulysses. Discover Davy Byrne's pub, the iconic location where you can still drink in the spirit of Leopold Bloom.
3. Florence, Italy - EM Forster's A Room with a View. Exploring the city that sparked a young English woman's awakening.
4. Naples, Italy - Elsa Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend. A modern classic of two girls building a life on the outskirts of Naples.
5. Berlin, Germany - Alfred Doblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz. Exploring the working-class neighbourhoods near the Alexanderplatz in 1920s Berlin.
6. Rural Norway - Knut Hamsun's Growth of the Soil. Nobel Prize winning novel, exploring the relationship between settlers and the natural environment in 1920s Norway.
7. St Petersburg, Russia - Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. Follow in the footsteps of Raskolnikov roaming the back streets of the city.
8. Sierra de Guadarrama, Spain - Ernest Hemingway's For Whom The Bell Tolls. Setting for the classic Spanish Civil War story.
9. La Mancha, Spain - Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote. Explore the plains of Don Quixote, a founding work of modern Western literature.
10. Davos, Switzerland - Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain. One of the most influential works of 20th-century German literature.
11. Bath, UK - Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. A tour of Austen locations in the Georgian city.
12. London, UK - Charles Dicken's Oliver Twist. The city streets and site of the slums where Fagin's gang lived.
13. Yorkshire Moors, UK - Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Walk where Cathy and Heathcliff roamed.
14. Cairo, Egypt - Naguib Mahfouz's novel Palace Walk, part of the Nobel Prize winner's Cairo Trilogy, depicting the life of a family over three generations in Cairo.
15. Soweto, South Africa - Nadine Gordimer's Burger's Daughter. The Nobel Prize winner's novel set in South Africa is about apartheid struggle.
16. Kerala, India - Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things. The Booker-winning novel follows the lives of twins, and captures many facets of Kerala life.
17. Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam - Graham Greene's The Quiet American. Featuring the street on which the protagonist and writer lived.
18. Kabul, Afghanistan - Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner. The setting for this evocative tale of two boys set against the fall of Afghanistan's monarchy and the rise of the Taliban.
19. Hanging Rock, Australia - Joan Lindsay's Picnic at Hanging Rock. The real location of this classic novel.
20. New York, USA - JD Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. Take a Holden Caulfield tour of NYC.
21. Monterey, USA - John Steinbeck's Cannery Row. The California street packed with Steinbeck resonance.
22. Mississippi River, USA - Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The mighty waterway, brimming with adventure and social significance.
23. Monroeville, Alabama, USA - Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. Lee's hometown, the inspiration for the setting of this classic novel.
24. Cartagena, Colombia - Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love in the Time of Cholera. Exploring locations used in the novel by the iconic Colombian author.
25. Chile - Isabel Allende's The House of Spirits. Evocative novel set in unnamed place but believed to be Santiago under Pinochet.