Literary Places

Sarah Baxter; Amy Grimes (Illustrator)

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Inspired Traveller's Guides: Literary Places takes you on an enlightening journey through the key locations of literature's best and brightest authors, movements and moments - brought to life through comprehensively researched text and stunning hand-drawn artwork.

Travel journalist Sarah Baxter provides comprehensive and atmospheric outlines of the history and culture of 25 literary places around the globe, as well as how they intersect with the lives of the authors and the works that make them significant. Full-page colour illustrations instantly transport you to each location. You'll find that these places are not just backdrops to the tales told, but characters in their own right.

Travel to the sun-scorched plains of Don Quixote's La Mancha, roam the wild Yorkshire moors with Cathy and Heathcliff or view Central Park through the eyes of J.D. Salinger's antihero. Explore the lush and languid backwaters of Arundhati Roy's Kerala, the imposing precipice of Joan Lindsay's Hanging Rock and the labyrinthine streets and sewers of Victor Hugo's Paris.

Featured locations:

Paris, Les Miserables

Dublin, Ulysses

Florence, A Room with a View

Naples, My Brilliant Friend

Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz

Nordland, Growth of the Soil

St Petersburg, Crime and Punishment

Sierra de Guadarrama, For Whom the Bell Tolls

La Mancha, Don Quixote

Davos, The Magic Mountain

Bath, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion 

London, Oliver Twist

Yorkshire Moors, Wuthering Heights

Cairo, Palace Walk

Soweto, Burger's Daughter

Kerala, The God of Small Things

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), The Quiet American

Kabul, The Kite Runner

Hanging Rock, Picnic at Hanging Rock

New York, The Catcher in the Rye

Monterey, Cannery Row

Mississippi River, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Monroeville, To Kill a Mockingbird

Cartagena, Love in the Time of Cholera

Chile, The House of the Spirits

Delve into this book to discover some of the world's most fascinating literary places and the novels that celebrate them.

Each book in the Inspired Traveller's Guides series offers readers a fascinating, informative and charmingly illustrated guide to must-visit destinations round the globe. Also from this series, explore intriguing: Artistic Places (March 2021), Spiritual Places, Hidden Places and Mystical Places.

ISBN: 9781781318102
Publication Date: 04-Mar-2019
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group UK