British Author House Museums and Other Memorials: A Guide to Sites in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

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Overview

Over 300 sites devoted to 40 authors are covered in this guide. The sites range from restored historic homes to memorial statues. Each entry describes the site and its history, placing it within the context of the author's life and career. Directions are provided to help the reader reach each site; telephone numbers, admission prices, and hours are also included for the traveler's convenience. Photographs of these sites and of postage stamps commemorating the writers are also ...
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Overview

Over 300 sites devoted to 40 authors are covered in this guide. The sites range from restored historic homes to memorial statues. Each entry describes the site and its history, placing it within the context of the author's life and career. Directions are provided to help the reader reach each site; telephone numbers, admission prices, and hours are also included for the traveler's convenience. Photographs of these sites and of postage stamps commemorating the writers are also included.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786412686
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/23/2002
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Retired English teacher Shirley Hoover Biggers, also the author of American Author Houses, Museums, Memorials, and Libraries (2000), has made several trips across the Atlantic to most of these author memorials. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Table of Contents

Preface 3
1 Jane Austen: Hampshire and Somerset, England 7
2 Sir James Barrie: Kirriemuir, Scotland, and London, England 25
3 The Bronte Sisters: Yorkshire, England 36
4 John Bunyan: Bedford and London, England 57
5 Robert Burns: Sites Throughout Scotland 71
6 George Gordon, Lord Byron: Nottingham, England 93
7 Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle: Ecclefechann and Haddington, Scotland, and London, England 96
8 Agatha Christie: Devon, England 113
9 Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Somerset and Yorkshire, England 125
10 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: London, England 135
11 Charles Dickens: Portsmouth, London, and Kent, England 146
12 Daphne du Maurier: Cornwall, England 172
13 Thomas Hardy: Dorset, England 181
14 Henry James: East Sussex, England 192
15 Samuel Johnson and James Boswell: Lichfield and London, England, and Auchinleck and Edinburgh, Scotland 199
16 James Joyce: Dublin and Galway, Ireland 213
17 John Keats: London, England 227
18 Rudyard Kipling: East Sussex, England 233
19 D. H. Lawrence: Eastwood and Nottingham, England 244
20 John Milton: Buckinghamshire, England 256
21 Beatrix Potter: Cumbria, Gloucester, and Suffolk, England, and Dunkeld, Scotland 264
22 John Ruskin: Conistan and Cumbria, England 277
23 Sir Walter Scott: Edinburgh and the Border Country, Scotland 284
24 William Shakespeare: Stratford-upon-Avon and London, England 298
25 George Bernard Shaw: Dublin, Ireland, and Hertfordshire, England 317
26 Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: Bournemouth, England 328
27 Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell: Scarborough, England 332
28 Robert Louis Stevenson: Edinburgh, Scotland 335
29 Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Isle of Wight, England 338
30 Dylan Thomas: Swansea and Laugharne, Wales 342
31 Virginia Woolf: London, Surrey, and East Sussex, England 353
32 William Wordsworth: Cumbria, England 359
33 William Butler Yeats: Sligo and Galway, Ireland 372
Index 383
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