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Literary SitesAlcatraz - San Francisco, CA

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Alcatraz.... served as a fort and a prison...and now as a tourist attraction. The island and prison are the setting for Gennifer Chodenko's novel for young adults "Al Capone Does My Shirts (Al Capone at Alcatraz #1)"

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location: California

date approved: 12/17/2014

last visited: 5/29/2014

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Literary SitesThornton W. Burgess House - Hampden, MA

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The home of Thornton W. Burgess, author of children's stories, is located at 789 Main Street in Hampden, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 12/13/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesGullfoss - Iceland

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Iceland's most famous waterfalls rival the majesty of Niagara Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Iceland

date approved: 12/8/2014

last visited: 6/19/2014

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Literary SitesWaterloo Bridge - London, England, UK

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Waterloo Bridge plays a key role in one of the sketches in Charles Dickens' "Sketches by Boz".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/4/2014

last visited: 10/21/2011

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Literary SitesBuckingham Palace - London, UK

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A flashback scene in John Boyne's novel "The Absolutist" takes place in front of Buckingham Palace.

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location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/26/2014

last visited: 11/27/2014

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Literary SitesAutomat Svet - Liben, Praha, CZ

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Automat Svet is short story of Bohumil Hrabal, famous Czech writer and Palaverers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/3/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesNew York Public Library - New York City, NY

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The main character in the novel The Camel Bookmobile visits the main branch of the NYC public library as a teenager.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 10/16/2014

last visited: 8/18/2011

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Literary SitesMother Colony House - Anaheim, CA

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This was once the home of famous author Henryk Sienkiewicz, who wrote Quo Vadis and wrote three novels while living here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/15/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesThe Standard in Cornhill - Gracechurch Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque, to the Standard in Cornhill, is located on the west side of Gracechurch Street at the junction with Cornhill. The "cross roads" were/are formed by the meeting of Cornhill, Gracechurch Street, Leadenhall Street and Bishopsgate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/20/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesMicklegate Bar - Micklegate, York, UK

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Micklegate Bar was the most important of the four entries, through the city walls, into the city of York. Any transgressors, who were beheaded, had their heads impaled above the gate. Shakespeare mentions this location in Henry VI.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/15/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesThe Mount, Edith Wharton's Home - Lenox, MA

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The Mount, the home of Edith Wharton from 1902 to 1911 is located at 2 Plunkett Street in Lenox, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/30/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesWilliam Cullen Bryant Homestead - Cummington, MA

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The William Cullen Bryant Homestead is located at 207 Bryant Road off Route 112 in Cummington, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/26/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesWallace Stevens Walk - Hartford, CT

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The Wallace Stevens Walk follows path of the poet from his workplace at the Hartford Insurance Co. to his home on Westerly Terrace. Along the way 13 granite stones are inscribed with a verse from his poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird".

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location: Connecticut

date approved: 8/12/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesLouisa May Alcott's Orchard House - Concord, MA

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The Orchard House was the home of the Alcott Family. Both the father, Amos Bronson Alcott, and his daughter Lousia May Alcott, wrote several books while living here. It is located at 399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/12/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesHarriett Beecher Stowe Home - Hartford, CT

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The Hartford, CT home of Harriett Beecher Stowe is located at 77 Forest Street in an area once known as Nook Farm.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 8/12/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesMark Twain House and Museum - Hartford, CT

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The Mark Twain House and Museum is located at 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 8/10/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesEdward Gorey House - Yarmouth Port, MA

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Edward Gorey House is located at 8 Strawberry Lane in Yarmouth Port, MA on Cape Cod.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/6/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesHampstead Heath - London, England, UK

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The main character in the novel "Nothing Gold Can Stay" visits Hampstead Heath.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/1/2014

last visited: 8/2/2014

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Literary SitesTove Jansson Home and Studio - Helsinki, Finland

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A plaque identifies the Helsinki home of Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, illustrator, and comic strip author Tove Jansson in the center of the city at Ullanlinnankatu 1.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Finland

date approved: 7/24/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesThe Bridge at Sleepy Hollow - Sleepy Hollow, NY

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This is the likely place that is described in Irving Washington's short story, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, where Ichabod Crane rode in an attempt to reach safety from the Headless Horseman.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 7/11/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesBritish Museum - London, England, UK

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The main character of Samuel Butler's "The Way of All Flesh" goes to study in the British Museum's Reading Room.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/6/2014

last visited: 10/30/2014

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Literary SitesPicnic at Hanging Rock

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Hanging Rock is a small peak of volcanic origin north of the Macedon Ranges. It is the scene of a mystery which never unfolds. The co-ords given are for the peak itself. The entrance is off South Rock Road. Admission price given is dollars per car.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 3l diesel

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 6/24/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesThe Quiet Game by Marcus Brown - Edmond, OK

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This is an enjoyable mystery, with a definite twist. A real enjoyable read.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/18/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesSpanish Steps - Rome, Italy

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Two of the characters in Colm Toibin's novel, "The Master", say goodbye to each other at the Spanish Steps.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 6/7/2014

last visited: 6/22/2014

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Literary SitesMemorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment - Boston, MA

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In Colm Toibin's novel "The Master"...the unveiling of this monument sets the beginning of Chapter Seven.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/5/2014

last visited: 8/22/2014

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