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Literary SitesMansion House - Mansion House Street, London, UK

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Mansion House was built between 1739 and 1753 to designs by George Dance the elder. It is mentioned in Mark Twain's book "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/13/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesSeamen's Bethel - New Bedford, MA

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Seamen's Bethel...was referred to as the "Whaleman's Chapel" in a scene from Moby Dick.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/3/2014

last visited: 7/10/2010

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Literary SitesThe Elgin Settlement - Buxton ON (Canada)

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This now-defunct settlement for fugitive American slaves is the key location in the novel Elijah of Buxton The coordinates for this waymark will bring you to the Canadian National Historic Site plaque and map of the Elgin Settlement

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 3/19/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesFenchurch Street Station - Fenchurch Place, London, UK

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The main entrance to Fenchurch Street station is on the south east side of Fenchurch Place. The station gets a mention in Bram Stoker's novel, "Dracula".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/13/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesThe Churchyard of Ghastly Grim - Seething Lane, London, UK

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St Olave's churchyard is named "The Churchyard of Gahstly Grim" in his articles "The Uncommercial Traveller" that appeared in "All the Year Round". The skulls referred to are still there today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/8/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesThe Old Bailey - London, UK

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In the Charles Dickens book "A Tale of Two Cities", the Old Bailey is the courthouse named in the book where Charles Darnay is put on trial for treason.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/4/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesSt Bartholomew's Hospital - London, UK

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Barts hospital was where the fictional Sherlock Holmes first met Dr Watson in the Arthur Conan Doyle story "A Study in Scarlet".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/2/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesUne nuit à Reykjavik - Iceland

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Une nuit à Reykjavik is a fiction book taking place in Iceland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Iceland

date approved: 2/19/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesFangen på Kalø - The Prisoner at Kalø

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Kalø Slotsruin er en af vore best bevarede borge fra middelalderen. Bogen "Fangen fra Kalø" foregår blandt andet her - Kalø castle ruin is one of our best preserved castles from the Mittle Ages. The book "The Prisoner of Kalø" takes place here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 2/10/2014

last visited: 3/31/2014

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Literary SitesEsteiros - Alhandra, Portugal

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Esteiros is the name of a novel by Soeiro Pereira Gomes, published in 1941. Belongs to the aesthetics of neo-realism and portrays the child labor in the village of Alhambra.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 2/1/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesBryant Park - New York City, NY

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Lily Bart, the main charcater of Edith Wharton's "House of Mirth", takes a bench in Bryant Park. The novel takes place in late 1890s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 1/30/2014

last visited: 3/28/2014

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Literary SitesFifth Avenue at Central Park - NYC, NY

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Edith Wharton's novel "House of Mirth" centers on high society in New York City in the 1890s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 1/30/2014

last visited: 8/18/2011

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Literary SitesGrand Central Station - New York City, NY

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Edith Wharton's novel "House of Mirth" begins at New York's Grand Central Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 1/5/2014

last visited: 7/26/2013

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Literary SitesTwo Years Before the Mast - Dana Point, CA

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This is the man and the place where the idea for his story, "Two Years Before the Mast" first popped into Richard Henry Dana's head.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 12/23/2013

last visited: never

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Literary SitesColosseum - Rome, Italy

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In Marguertie Yorcenars's novel "Memoirs of Hadrian" the Emperor recalls a scene at the Colosseum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 11/27/2013

last visited: 9/18/2013

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Literary SitesThe National Gallery - London, UK

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In Iris Murdoch's "The Bell", one of the characters visits the National Gallery and experiences a revelation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/23/2013

last visited: 4/7/2009

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Literary SitesBoston Common - Boston, MA

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A scene in Sylvia Plath's novel "The Bell Jar" takes place in Boston Common.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/15/2013

last visited: 11/6/2013

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Literary SitesPyramide du Louvre in Paris (France)

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The XXth century addition to the Louvre Royal Palace complex, the famous glass pyramidal entrance called "Pyramide du Louvre", plays a crucial role in the Epilogue of the famous Dan Brown's novel "The Da Vinci Code".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 11/15/2013

last visited: 3/10/2014

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Literary SitesCliff House / Sutro Baths - San Francisco, California

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The area immediately around Cliff House is part of the setting of Jack London's novel The Scarlet Plague, written in 1912. The story is told in 2073 of a plague that struck the world in 2013, reducing the population of the world to less than 500.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 10/20/2013

last visited: 10/3/2013

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Literary Sites55 Wall Street - NYC, NY

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55 Wall Street once served as the US Customs House..and Herman Melville worked here...and also wrote part of Moby Dick here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 10/4/2013

last visited: 7/25/2013

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Literary SitesArrowhead, the Home of Herman Melville - Pittsfield, MA

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Arrowhead, the home of Herman Melville during his most productive writing years, is located at 780 Holmes Road in Pittsfield, MA

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 9/4/2013

last visited: never

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Literary SitesTom Cribb - Panton Street, London, UK

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This pub, "Tom Cribb", is on the north west side of Panton Street at the junction with Oxendon Street. Tom Cribb was a bare-knuckle boxing champion in the early 19th century. It gets a mention in Thackeray's "Vanity Fair".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/31/2013

last visited: never

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Literary SitesStanford's - Long Acre, London, UK

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Stanford's map and book shop stands on the south east side of Long Acre in central London. Sherlock Holmes bought a map from Stanford's in Arthur Conan Doyle's classic - The Hound of the Baskervilles.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/29/2013

last visited: never

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Literary SitesEdward Bellamy House - Chicopee Falls, MA

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The Edward Bellamy House was the home to the American novelist whose most famous work Looking Backwards expressed a Utopian vision for America.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/28/2013

last visited: never

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Literary SitesSt Govor's Well - Kensington Gardens, London, UK

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This well has been covered over and this round, stone memorial incorporates a drinking fountain. The well is mentioned in "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens", by J M Barrie

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/6/2013

last visited: 9/11/2013

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