The Writer's Journey
In the Footsteps of the Literary Greats
by Travis Elborough
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Pub Date 15 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 15 Dec 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion, White Lion Publishing
Some truly remarkable works of literature have been inspired by writers spending time away from their typical surroundings. From epic road trips and arduous treks into remote territories to cultural tours and sojourns in the finest hotels, this book explores 35 influential journeys taken by literary greats and reveals the repercussions of those travels on the authors’ personal lives and the broader literary landscape.
Award-winning author Travis Elborough brings each of these trips to life with fascinating insights into the stories behind the creation of some of the world’s most famous literary creations, including Dracula, Moby Dick, Murder on the Orient Express, Madame Bovary, The Talented Mr Ripley, and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
From Herman Melville’s first whaling voyage in 1841, from New York to Liverpool, to Jack Kerouac’s on-the-road Odyssey, which is now an iconic drive, discover how these journeys imprinted themselves on some of the greatest literary minds of all time.
Complete with navigational notes, color photographs, and commissioned maps, the fresh insights within tell readers something new about the places, work, and personalities of some of the world’s greatest minds.
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All my life, I have read books written by famous or local authors. The one thing that always used to roam inside my mind was the question that how did they ever get inspired to write something beautiful and magnanimous like these. This book quenches that thirst incited by the question so deftly. To read about their journeys and the moments that inspired them soothes me and reassures me that that there's so much of this world we haven't experienced and that everyday and everyplace is luminous with inspirations.