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Homes and haunts : touring writers' shrines and countries

Author: Alison Booth
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Booth, Alison.
Homes and haunts.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016932277
(OCoLC)938990050
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Booth
ISBN: 9780191076886 0191076880 9780191819728 0191819727
OCLC Number: 960166285
Description: 1 online resource (x, 333 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover ; Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries; Copyright ; Dedication ; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction; 1: Tours, Texts, Houses, and Things; ENGLISH PROFESSORS ON PILGRIMAGE; PILGRIMAGE AND TOURISM; A GRAMMAR OF TOURISTIC MOTIVES; MAKING A TOUR AND WRITING IT: HOMES AND HAUNTS NARRATIVES; COUNTRY HOUSES, GOTHIC, AND TOURISM WITH JANE AUSTEN; LITERARY BIOGRAPHY, MUSEUMS, AND THE SMALL EPONYMOUS COLLECTION; THE BLUE PLAQUE SCHEME; AUTHOR COUNTRY; READING THE HAUNTED SPACES OF MUSEUMS; THINGS; 2: Verifying Pilgrimage. VOICE, RHETORIC, AND THE NONFICTION OF PROSOPOGRAPHYWASHINGTON IRVING AS BELATED PILGRIM; IRVING ON AVON; THE ENGLISH DEER-SLAYER: MANLY ROMANCE; WILLIAM HOWITT ARRIVES AT HOMES AND HAUNTS; ANNA MARIA HALL AND S.C. HALL: A COLLABORATION; ADVERTISING ELBERT HUBBARD; 3: Ladies with Pets and Flowers; with Graveyards and Windswept Moors; EN ROUTE TO OUR VILLAGE; WOMEN, MEN, AND PETS IN A LITERARY GALLERY; THE PILGRIMAGE TO THREE MILE CROSS; ELIZABETH GASKELL IN KNUTSFORD AND PLYMOUTH GROVE; IN HAWORTH WITH THE BRONTËS; 4: Tenants in Author Country. WORDSWORTHSHIRE: HOWITT, MARTINEAU, AND THE TURF OF THE LAKESLONGFELLOW IN NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS; PARK SERVICE; A CONCORD ENCOUNTER; HAWTHORNE'S (BRIEFLY) HOME; JAMES IN AND AROUND SHAKESPEAREAN HOMES; A "LITTLE" PAST ON THE HUDSON RIVER; HAUNTING LAMB HOUSE; 5: The Sage, his Wife, the Maid, and her Lover: Reconstructing a Literary House Museum with Virginia Woolf; CARLYLE PRODUCTIONS: PORTRAITS OF HOME LIFE; POSTHUMOUS NO. 24 CHEYNE ROW; VIRGINIA WOOLF AND HAUNTING MEMORIAL HOUSES; LITTLE JOURNEYS TO CHELSEA, BLOOMSBURY, AND MONK'S HOUSE; 6: Haunting Dickens World: To Be Continued.
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