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The London of Sherlock Holmes

The London of Sherlock Holmes | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
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A fun article about exploring the London of today via Sherlock Holmes!

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Famous Floridians: Zora Neale Hurston

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Famous Author Zora Hurston used the town of Eatonville, Florida in her stories (Their Eyes Were Watching God).

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Count Dracula's Legend

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Count Dracula's Legend - Romanian National Tourist Office, official information website regarding travel to Romania. Provides travel information, brochures, maps and pictures for Romania. Sighisoara (Transylvania), Poienari Fortress, Bran (Dracula's Castle)
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This Map Shows The Most Famous Book Set In Every State

This Map Shows The Most Famous Book Set In Every State | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
Every state has a book that it is best known for. Here are the most famous books that take place in every state.
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A romantic Italian oasis that inspired literary giants

A romantic Italian oasis that inspired literary giants | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
  Rare plants, enchanting ruins and the tinkle of waterfalls: the English-style botanical oasis of Ninfa near Rome is a secret idyll billed as "the world's most
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"Virginia Woolf, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote all visited, as well as Italian writer Alberto Moravia and cult filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini.

 

Many were inspired by the ruins of the Roman bridge, the former customs house and waters teeming with rare trout and filled with aquatic flora."

 

Quoted from above article, posted by AFP.

                                                                                                                                                                                       
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Leaping Off The Page: 10 Literary Locations To Visit With Kids

Leaping Off The Page: 10 Literary Locations To Visit With Kids | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
Forget Harry Potter’s Wizarding World. Joanne O’Sullivan discovers literary destinations that will leave kids with a longer lasting impression than they can get from a ride on a hippogriff roller coaster.
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50 Famous Travel Spots Every Literary Geek Should See - OnlineCollegeCourses.com

50 Famous Travel Spots Every Literary Geek Should See - OnlineCollegeCourses.com | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
Literary syllabi overflow with works of all structures inextricably tied to their settings.
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A Peek Inside Famous Writers' Homes

A Peek Inside Famous Writers' Homes | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
Last month, The New York Times ran a slideshow of Norman Mailer's Brooklyn Heights apartment, which will be up for sale shortly. This got us thinking about our favorite authors, where they lived, a...
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Famous writers: Where did they live?

Famous writers: Where did they live? | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
Putting together your summer reading list? Take a look at where some authors have may have scribbled your favorite words
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Sherlock Holmes' London

Sherlock Holmes' London | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
As the detective stalks movie theaters, our reporter tracks down the favorite haunts of Arthur Conan Doyle and his famous sleuth...
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PHOTOS: 9 Great Southern Literary Landmarks To Visit

PHOTOS: 9 Great Southern Literary Landmarks To Visit | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
Call us bookworms, but we're dying to travel the Southern literary trail, or at least a version of it. Writers like Faulkner, Hemingway, O'Connor--they're our heroes.
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Sounds like a road trip for the future!

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Home

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In the Footsteps of Literary Characters...

 

Fascinating site - well worth visiting.

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Literary Locations Around the World Slideshow

Literary Locations Around the World Slideshow | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
Get inspired by these storybook settings in Rhode Island, Canada, England, France, and more.
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Famous Literary Authors - New Orleans Hotel History - Hotel Monteleone

Famous Literary Authors - New Orleans Hotel History - Hotel Monteleone | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
Famous American authors stayed at the Hotel Monteleone, a New Orleans hotel in the French Quarter. Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Faulkner, Truman Capote.
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Advertising, but with some good, brief information!

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The Write Stuff: Famous Authors’ Favorite U.S. Towns

The Write Stuff: Famous Authors’ Favorite U.S. Towns | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
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This is a really great article about towns that were used in books by authors such as Louisa May Alcott or Kurt Vonnegut.

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PLACES MADE FAMOUS BY HORROR MOVIES: BURKITTSVILLE, MARYLAND AND THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, BY J.K. MAZE

PLACES MADE FAMOUS BY HORROR MOVIES: BURKITTSVILLE, MARYLAND  AND THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, BY J.K. MAZE | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a venue for your next romantic suspense, mystery, paranormal or thriller? If so, you might want a place steeped in history, perhaps a small town surrounded by woods. How about i...
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Trip Through Time / Binding a people with folk tales / Jacob Grimm (1785-1863 ... - The Japan News

Trip Through Time / Binding a people with folk tales / Jacob Grimm (1785-1863 ... - The Japan News | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
Trip Through Time / Binding a people with folk tales / Jacob Grimm (1785-1863 ...
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A great news article on the home of the Grimm brothers in Germany!

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Literary Locales

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"Literary Locales" states on its website that it has "over 1, 350 picture links to places that figure in the lives and writings of famous authors" - very impressive!  


It was created by the Department of English and Comparative Literature, San Jose State University.


Wow!

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10 literary locations

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Dracula, Under Milk Wood, Lovejoy: pay homage to some of the nation's finest works in the places that helped to inspire them.
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14 Literary Settings Inspired by Real Places

14 Literary Settings Inspired by Real Places | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
At the end of a good book, do you ever close the back cover, sigh, and think, “I wish I could be there”? Good news: in some cases, you can.
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NYC addresses of famous writers and poets

NYC addresses of famous writers and poets | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
This page list the addresses of some of the places where writers and poets have lived in NYC
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Literary Destinations | Discover the Inspirational Places of America's Greatest Writers

Literary Destinations | Discover the Inspirational Places of America's Greatest Writers | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it

Great Resource!

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Braingle: 'Literary Locations: Real or Fictional' Trivia Quiz

Braingle: 'Literary Locations: Real or Fictional' Trivia Quiz | Famous Literary Locations | Scoop.it
Not all places used as settings in literature actually exist. Can you tell fact from fiction?

 

This is a lot of fun because sometime fiction and reality do seem to mix a bit in peoples' minds!

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