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Author: Edwin M. Bacon
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.