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Author Goldhill, Simon.

Title Freud's couch, Scott's buttocks, Brontë's grave / Simon Goldhill
Published Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (vii, 131 pages) : illustrations
Series Culture trails
Culture trails.
Contents The golden ticket -- Lion hunting in Scotland -- Panting up the endless Alp of life -- Seething in Yorkshire -- Oh for a muse of fire! -- Freud, actually -- How to get there
Summary The Victorian era was the high point of literary tourism. Writers such as Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Sir Walter Scott became celebrities, and readers trekked far and wide for a glimpse of the places where their heroes wrote and thought, walked and talked. Even Shakespeare was roped in, as Victorian entrepreneurs transformed quiet Stratford-upon-Avon into a combination shrine and tourist trap. Stratford continues to lure the tourists today, as do many other sites of literary pilgrimage throughout Britain. And our modern age could have no better guide to such places than Simon Goldhill
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-129) and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Scott, Walter, 1771-1832 -- Homes and haunts -- Scotland
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 -- Homes and haunts -- England
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Haworth
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- Stratford-upon-Avon
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- London
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855. fast (OCoLC)fst00035263
Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939. fast (OCoLC)fst00034252
Scott, Walter, 1771-1832. fast (OCoLC)fst01801529
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. fast (OCoLC)fst00029048
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850. fast (OCoLC)fst00030140
Subject Literary landmarks -- Great Britain
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Literary landmarks.
SUBJECT Great Britain -- Description and travel.
Subject England.
England -- Haworth.
England -- London.
England -- Stratford-upon-Avon.
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780226301723