Homes and Haunts

A study of literary tourism in North America as well as Britain, and a unique exploration of popular response to writers, literary house museums, and the landscapes or "countries" associated with their lives and works.

Author: Alison Booth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198759096

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This is the first full-length study of literary tourism in North America as well as Britain and a unique exploration of popular response to writers, literary house museums, and the landscapes or "countries" associated with their lives and works. An interdisciplinary study ranging from 1820-1940, Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries unites museum and tourism studies, book history, narrative theory, theories of gender, space, and things, and other approaches to depict and interpret the haunting experiences of exhibited houses and the curious history of topo-biographical writing about famous authors. In illustrated chapters that blend Victorian and recent first-person encounters that range from literary shrines and plaques to guidebooks, memoirs, portraits, and monuments, Alison Booth discusses pilgrims such as William and Mary Howitt, Anna Maria and Samuel Hall, and Elbert Hubbard, and magnetic hosts and guests as Washington Irving, Wordsworth, Martineau, Longfellow, Hawthorne, James, and Dickens. Virginia Woolf's feminist response to homes and haunts shapes a chapter on Mary Russell Mitford, Gaskell, and the Brontes, and another on the Carlyles' house and Monk's House. Booth rediscovers collections of personalities, haunted shrines, and imaginative re-enactments that have been submerged by a century of academic literary criticism.

Literary Haunts Homes American Authors

Author: Wolfe Theodore Frelinghuysen 1847-1915

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 131333877X

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Literary Haunts Homes

To this memory - haunted city came Bryant from his Berkshire home ; here Cooper and Brockden Brown wrote ... when the city held a virtual monopoly of the best and foremost of distinctively American literature ; but the modern New York ...

Author: Theodore Frelinghuysen Wolfe

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ISBN: NYPL:33433076016769

Category: Authors, American

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Literary Haunts and Homes

Harper Brothers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Theodore Frelinghuysen Wolfe

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1333333099

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Excerpt from Literary Haunts and Homes: American Authors Most of the illustrations are reproduced from new and heretofore unpublished photographs; the View of the Poe cottage, made just prior to its removal, is here used by the kind permission of Messrs. Harper Brothers. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Literary Haunts Homes

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Author: Theodore Frelinghuysen Wolfe

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1358167532

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Literary Haunts and Homes

Included in this collection are a variety of dramatic and spirited poems that contemplate the mysteries of life and celebrate the wild beauty of nature.

Author: Theodore F. Wolfe

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ISBN: OCLC:671794280

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The Shelf2Life Literature and Fiction Collection is a unique set of short stories, poems and novels from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. From tales of love, life and heartbreaking loss to humorous stories of ghost encounters, these volumes captivate the imaginations of readers young and old. Included in this collection are a variety of dramatic and spirited poems that contemplate the mysteries of life and celebrate the wild beauty of nature. The Shelf2Life Literature and Fiction Collection provides readers with an opportunity to enjoy and study these iconic literary works, many of which were written during a period of remarkable creativity.

Homes and Haunts

Literary Tourism and Nineteenth-Century Culture (Basingstoke and New York: ... Wolfe, Theodore Frelinghuysen, Literary Haunts and Homes: American Authors ...

Author: Alison Booth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191076886

Category: Art

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This is the first full-length study of literary tourism in North America as well as Britain, and a unique exploration of popular response to writers, literary house museums, and the landscapes or "countries " associated with their lives and works. An interdisciplinary study ranging from 1820-1940, Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries unites museum and tourism studies, book history, narrative theory, theories of gender, space, and things, and other approaches to depict and interpret the haunting experiences of exhibited houses and the curious history of topo-biographical writing about famous authors. In illustrated chapters that blend Victorian and recent first-person encounters that range from literary shrines and plaques to guidebooks, memoirs, portraits, and monuments, Alison Booth discusses pilgrims such as William and Mary Howitt, Anna Maria and Samuel Hall, and Elbert Hubbard, and magnetic hosts and guests as Washington Irving, Wordsworth, Martineau, Longfellow, Hawthorne, James, and Dickens. Virginia Woolf's feminist response to homes and haunts shapes a chapter on Mary Russell Mitford, Gaskell, and the Brontës, and another on the Carlyles' house and Monk's House. Booth rediscovers collections of personalities, haunted shrines, and imaginative re-enactments that have been submerged by a century of academic literary criticism.

Mark Twain s Homes and Literary Tourism

... house museums and literary memory, i read a great deal of travel literature describing not just sam Clemens's houses but literary haunts of all kinds.

Author: Hilary Iris Lowe

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826272782

Category: Travel

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A century after Samuel Clemens’s death, Mark Twain thrives—his recently released autobiography topped bestseller lists. One way fans still celebrate the first true American writer and his work is by visiting any number of Mark Twain destinations. They believe they can learn something unique by visiting the places where he lived. 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. Hilary Iris Lowe leads us through four Twain homes, beginning at the beginning—Florida, Missouri, where Clemens was born. Today the site is simply a concrete pedestal missing its bust, a plaque, and an otherwise-empty field. Though the original cabin where he was born likely no longer exists, Lowe treats us to an overview of the history of the area and the state park challenged with somehow marking this site. Next, we travel with Lowe to Hannibal, Missouri, Clemens’s childhood home, which he saw become a tourist destination in his own lifetime. Today mannequins remind visitors of the man that the boy who lived there became and the literature that grew out of his experiences in the house and little town on the Mississippi. Hartford, Connecticut, boasts one of Clemens’s only surviving adulthood homes, the house where he spent his most productive years. Lowe describes the house’s construction, its sale when the high cost of living led the family to seek residence abroad, and its transformation into the museum. Lastly, we travel to Elmira, New York, where Clemens spent many summers with his family at Quarry Farm. His study is the only room at this destination open to the public, and yet, tourists follow in the footsteps of literary pilgrim Rudyard Kipling to see this small space. Literary historic sites pin their authority on the promise of exclusive insight into authors and texts through firsthand experience. As tempting as it is to accept the authenticity of Clemens’s homes, Mark Twain’s Homes and Literary Tourism argues that house museums are not reliable critical texts but are instead carefully constructed spaces designed to satisfy visitors. This volume shows us how these houses’ portrayals of Clemens change frequently to accommodate and shape our own expectations of the author and his work.

Literary Pilgrimages in New England to the Homes of Famous Makers of American Literature and Among Their Haunts and the Scenes of Their Writings

Author: Bacon Edwin M 1844-1916

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1313339458

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Page: 308

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Literary Tourism and the British Isles

By extension, it validated the museumization of writers' houses. Attention to the content of the literary homes and haunts collections confirms that the ...

Author: LuAnn McCracken Fletcher

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498581240

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book is an interdisciplinary exploration of literary tourism’s role in shaping how locations in the British and Irish Isles have been seen, narrated, and valued. It explores the consequences of fictional constructions for the history, economics, and cultural politics of place, and for the Britain internalized in the mind’s eye.

Literary Pilgrimages in New England

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Edwin M. Bacon

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0484480278

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Excerpt from Literary Pilgrimages in New England: To the Homes of Famous Makers of American Literature and Among, Their Haunts and the Scenes, of Their Writings This telegram was brought over to my old West End study by a natty lad in blue and brass buttons, at the very moment that I was engaged in coaching for the visit it announced. I had been prepared for it by a letter previously received from my young Western friend, in which he had expressed his intention of coming East again for his summer vacation, and his desire to devote a fortnight to further Pilgrimages, under my guidance, similar to those that we had made together two years or so before, this time to literary rather than historic landmarks in New England. Ever since the receipt of this letter, I had been hard at work brushing up my own scattered knowledge of such landmarks, consulting authorities, and col leeting, digesting, and condensing a mass of material, that I might, to some degree at least, meet his requirements. These were, as he put them, the story of the beginnings and develop ment of American literature by New England writers, disclosed through visits to their landmarks, - the places where they lived and wrote, and the places about which they wrote, together with something about their literary lives, their meth ods of work, and the influence of the leading ones, upon the literature of their day and time. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Literary Pilgrimages in New England to the Homes of Famous Makers of American Literature and Among Their Haunts and the Scenes of Their Writings

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Author: Edwin Monroe Bacon

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1358205795

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Literary Celebrity Gender and Victorian Authorship 1850 1914

One of the earliest of these texts was William Howitt's Homes and Haunts of the Most EminentBritish Poets (1847). Later examples include Walter Thornbury's ...

Author: Alexis Easley

Publisher: University of Delaware

ISBN: 9781611490176

Category: Literary Criticism

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This study examines literary celebrity in Britain from 1850 to 1914 with chapters focused on a variety of Victorian authors, including Charles Dickens, Harriet Martineau, and Octavia Hill. Through lively analysis of rare cultural materials, Easley demonstrates the crucial role of the celebrity author in the formation of British national identity. As Victorians toured the homes and haunts of famous writers, they developed a sense of shared national heritage. At the same time, by reading sensational accounts of writers' lives, they were able to reconsider conventional gender roles and domestic arrangements. Women writers capitalized on celebrity media as a way of furthering their own careers and retelling British history on their own terms. Easley demonstrates how the trope of the literary celebrity was utilized for other purposes as well, including the professionalization of medicine, the development of the open space movement, and the formation of the literary canon.

Literary Pilgrimages in New England to the Homes of Famous Makers of American Literature and Among Their Haunts and the Scenes of Their Writings

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Author: Edwin Monroe Bacon

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1358137269

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Haunted Homes

Haunted homes/ by Barbara Cox and Scott Forbes. p. cm. ... Haunted houses — Juvenile literature. 2. Supernatural — Juvenile literature. 3.

Author: Barbara Cox

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781482402315

Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION

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Everyone knows about nightmares, but they might not know that a "night mare" is a demon in Norse mythology that sits on a person's chest and makes them have frightening dreams. That's pretty scary! Readers will be thrilled to learn about more supernatural beings known to haunt homes and terrify people, such as poltergeists and even vampires. The only things spookier than these tales are the imaginative illustrations that make these creatures seem almost real.