Novel Destinations, Second Edition (Hardcover)

A Travel Guide to Literary Landmarks from Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West

By Shannon McKenna Schmidt, Joni Rendon

National Geographic Society, 9781426217807, 392pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2017

List Price: 26.00*
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Follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, including Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Jane Austen, and many more. For vacationers who crave meaningful trips and unusual locales, cue National Geographic's Novel Destinations--a guide for bibliophiles to more than 500 literary sites across the United States and Europe. Check into Hemingway's favorite hotel in Sun Valley, or stroll about Bath's Royal Crescent while entertaining fantasies of Lizzie Bennett and her Mr. Darcy. The fully revised second edition includes all of the previous sites--with updated locations--plus color images and an expanded section on all things Bront . The book begins with thematic chapters covering author houses and museums, literary festivals and walking tours. Then, in-depth explorations of authors and places take readers roaming Franz Kafka's Prague, James Joyce's Dublin, Louisa May Alcott's New England, and other locales. Peppered with great reading suggestions and little-known tales of literary gossip, Novel Destinations is a unique travel guide, an attractive gift book, and the ultimate bibliophile's delight.

About the Author

SHANNON MCKENNA SCHMIDT and JONI RENDON are also the authors of Writers Between the Covers: The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Literary Casanovas, Coquettes, and Cads. For literary travel news and tales from the road, visit