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The North Shore Literary Trail: From Bradstreet's Andover to Hawthorne's Salem

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You've Devoured Their Pages of verse and prose now witness firsthand the inspiration for those perfectly penned lines of Longfellow, Frost and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Discover the strong feminist voice of Judith Sargent Murray as you stroll down Middle Street in Gloucester, or navigate the narrow, winding streets of Marblehead and flip through the eighteenth-century journals of the sailor Ashley Bowen. Plan a literary-themed cultural outing or simply take a closer look at your town's local landmarks. From the ...
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The North Shore Literary Trail: From Bradstreet's Andover to Hawthorne's Salem

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You've Devoured Their Pages of verse and prose now witness firsthand the inspiration for those perfectly penned lines of Longfellow, Frost and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Discover the strong feminist voice of Judith Sargent Murray as you stroll down Middle Street in Gloucester, or navigate the narrow, winding streets of Marblehead and flip through the eighteenth-century journals of the sailor Ashley Bowen. Plan a literary-themed cultural outing or simply take a closer look at your town's local landmarks. From the "gem-emblazoned shore" of "lovely Lynn" to the gleaming gables in Hawthorne's Salem, Bierfelt uncovers some of the North Shore's most precious literary treasures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596295209
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/2008
  • Pages: 191
  • Sales rank: 1,396,287
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Acknowledgements 13

Gloucester Judith Sargent Murray Virginia Lee Burton Charles Olson Vincent Ferrini Joseph Garland Jonathan Bayliss Gregory Gibson 15

Ipswich Nathaniel Ward Anne Bradstreet William Hubbard Thomas Franklin Waters Ed Emberley John Updike 29

Essex Reverend John Wise Dana Story 45

Lynn Alonzo Lewis Lynn Poets Lydia Estes Pinkham 51

Nahant Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 57

Marblehead Ashley Bowen 61

Amesbury John Greenleaf Whittier 65

Salisbury 73

Newburyport William Lloyd Garrison Harriet Prescott Spofford John Marquand Rhina Espaillat Andre Dubus III 75

Peabody Hannah Webster Foster Eliza Whitman 95

Danvers 99

Beverly Oliver Wendell Holmes Lucy Larcom Ellery Sedgwick 101

Hamilton Mary Abigail Dodge 109

Salem Samuel Sewall Reverend William Bentley Nathaniel Bowditch Nathaniel Hawthorne Elizabeth Palmer Peabody Mary Peabody Mann Jones Very Kate Tannatt Woods Charlotte Forten GrimkĀ“ Lydia Pinkham 111

Andover Anne Bradstreet Harriet Beecher Stowe Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward 141

Haverhill John Greenleaf Whittier Winfield Townley Scott Bob Montana Andre Dubus II 151

Lawrence Robert Frost 161

Lowell Lucy Larcom Jack Kerouac 165

Appendix: A North Shore & Merrimack Valley Bookstore Sampler 173

Notes 179

Bibliography 183

Index 187

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