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Description:
New management and new requirements as of July 6, 2011

Locations crucial to fictional literary works are interesting when the real world meets the imaginary world.
Expanded Description:
Three types of waymarks have been accepted, and will continue to be accepted, within this category under the new leadership group.

1. Sites and locales specifically mentioned, described, and identified in a work of fiction.

These sites can be:

a. Real sites used to set a scene within the novel - such as the Chicago Stockyards in Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” WM1V9V; or

b. Completely fictional locations made to fit into the real world - such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic 221b Baker Street in London WM457W.

Not acceptable locations would be sites of generic description (e.g. “Australian Outback”, the “South Seas”) and those which physically cannot exist such as Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe living in the 900 block of West 35th Street in New York City since that location would be the Hudson River.

2. Appropriately themed and located recreated sites similar to those mentioned in the story - such as Tom Sawyer's Fence in Hannibal, Missouri WM5854 or the Uncle Remus Museum in Eatonton, Georgia WM6BC4. For contrast, the sites and scenes at the Harry Potter Theme Park in Orlando, Florida would not be accepted in this category.

3. Homes and studios where fiction writers lived and worked - such as the James Fennimore Cooper House in Burlington, New Jersey WM67QE. Not acceptable locations would be sites where authors were known to frequent such as taverns, pubs, cafés and hotels unless the site is specifically mentioned within the author’s fictional work (see item 1.a.). Sites noted for providing inspiration to the author's work must be documented on site such as the monument to Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland (WMC4RX).

Prior to submitting to this category, please make sure your waymark is an appropriate Literary Site or, perhaps, it may be better suited for a category such as:
· Famous Fictional Figures
· Epic Beings and Creatures
· Movie Locations
· James Bond - 007 (movie locations, only)
· There's a Book About It (the non-fiction version of this category)
Instructions for Posting a Literary Sites Waymark:
(1) The Literary Site must be visible or accessible to the general public and available at least seasonally.
(2) The coordinates must be for the main entrance. Please identify where your coordinates are if otherwise.
(3) Identify where the Literary Site is located if part of another attraction or destination.
(4) List title and author of the book.
(5) Identify how the site relates to the book or story. A quote from the book to set the scene would be appreciated.
(6) An original photo of the Literary Site must accompany the listing.
(7) Please include original photos of any interpretive signs and transcribe their text if it is not clearly legible from the photo. If the text is not written in English, translating the text into English is desirable but not necessary.

NOTE: Extraneous elements, such as counters, banners, widgets or other personal embellishments and hyperlinks that do not enhance the waymark directly, will be NOT accepted and will result in the waymark being declined.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Post a photo of yourself at/with the waymark and describe your experience. List any changes to the waymark since the original posting.
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  • Book Title
  • First Year Published
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Tennessee Williams' novel The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone begins here on the famous Spanish Steps.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/16/2017

last visited: 3/15/2019

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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: 3/15/2019

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In Angels and Demons the protagonist follows a track (the statue the Ecstasy of St. Teresa by Bernini) that brings him to the church Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 7/30/2019

last visited: never

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Three characters in John Dos Passos' novel "1919" visit the Trevi Fountain.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 1/13/2015

last visited: 3/15/2019

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The Fountain of the Four Rivers was the fourth stop on Robert Langdon's "Path of Illumination".

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 10/25/2011

last visited: 8/24/2020

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In Angels & Demons by Dan Brown, the antagonist uses the Passetto to transport the 4 Cardinals he abducts from the Vatican. They're all escaping from the Vatican to the fortified castle in Rome, Italy.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 5/28/2019

last visited: never

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The bas relief sculpture Wind Ponente, west of the obelisk at St. Peter's Square, was the second stop on Robert Langdon's "Path of Illumination". The second murder occurs under obelisk.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Vatican City State

date approved: 10/26/2011

last visited: 9/10/2019

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A main character in George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch, has a revelation at the Vatican Museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Vatican City State

date approved: 12/23/2014

last visited: 8/26/2020

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The Tiber Island (Isola Tiberina), is a boat-shaped island in the Tiber river in Rome and was Rome Headquarters of the Assassin´s Guild in Assassins Creed Brotherhood.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 11/23/2011

last visited: 9/20/2016

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Some of the characters in John Dos Passos novel "1919" visit the Colosseum during World War I.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 1/12/2015

last visited: 3/15/2019

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In Marguerite 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: 3/15/2019

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