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22 Places All Book Lovers Must Go

Travel by the book.

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1. Pride And Prejudice – Derbyshire, England

"Elizabeth, as they drove along, watched for the first appearance of Pemberley Woods with some perturbation; and when at length they turned in at the lodge, her spirits were in a high flutter. The park was very large, and contained great variety of ground. They entered it in one of its lowest points, and drove for some time through a beautiful wood, stretching over a wide extent." – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

2. The Catcher in the Rye – New York City, USA

"I live in New York, and I was thinking about the lagoon in Central Park, down near Central Park South. I was wondering if it would be frozen over when I got home, and if it was, where did the ducks go? I was wondering where the ducks went when the lagoon got all icy and frozen over. I wondered if some guy came in a truck and took them away to a zoo or something. Or if they just flew away." – J.D. Slinger, The Catcher in the Rye

3. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Aracataca, Colombia

"At that time Macondo was a village of twenty adobe houses, built on the bank of a river of clear water that ran along a bed of polished stones, which were white and enormous, like prehistoric eggs. The world was so recent that many things lacked names, and in order to indicate them it was necessary to point." Gabriel Garcia Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

Garcia Márquez based the fictional Macondo on his home town of Aracataca.

5. Outlander – Inverness, Scotland

"In the event, there were no kilt-wearers loitering about the town square or patronizing the shops that surrounded it. There were a number of other people there, though, mostly housewives of the Mrs Baird type, doing their daily shopping. They were garrulous and gossipy, and their solid, print-clad presences filled the shops with a cozy warmth; a buttress against the cold mist of the morning outdoors." – Diana Gabaldon, Cross Stitch

6. Madame Bovary – Rouen, France

"On the fine summer evenings, at the time when the close streets are empty, when the servants are playing shuttle-cock at the doors, he opened his window and leaned out. The river, that makes of this quarter of Rouen a wretched little Venice, flowed beneath him, between the bridges and the railings, yellow, violet, or blue." – Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

7. Harry Potter – Edinburgh, Scotland

“The narrow path had opened up suddenly onto the edge of a great black lake. Perched atop a high mountain on the other side, its windows sparkling in the starry sky, was a vast castle with many turrets and towers.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Rowling wrote a good majority of the Potter series while in Edinburgh, and fans will appreciate the view of the Hogwarts-like Edinburgh Castle, and a trip to Greyfriars Kirkyard, where they're sure to see some familiar names on the tombstones.

8. The Count of Monte Cristo – Marseille, France

"Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of Fort Saint–Jean were covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especially when this ship, like the Pharaon, has been built, rigged, and laden at the old Phocee docks, and belongs to an owner of the city." – Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

9. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Segovia, Spain

"Living was a hawk in the sky. Living was an earthen jar of water in the dust of the threshing with the grain flailed out and the chaff blowing. Living was a horse between your legs and a carbine under one leg and a hill and a valley and a stream with trees along it and the far side of the valley and the hills beyond." – Earnest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

10. Frankenstein – Orkney Islands, Scotland

"I determined to visit some remote spot of Scotland and finish my work in solitude. I did not doubt but that the monster followed me and would discover himself to me when I should have finished, that he might receive his companion. With this resolution I traversed the northern highlands and fixed on one of the remotest of the Orkneys as the scene of my labours. It was a place fitted for such a work, being hardly more than a rock whose high sides were continually beaten upon by the waves." – Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

11. Dracula – Whitby, England

"Right over the town is the ruin of Whitby Abbey, which was sacked by the Danes, and which is the scene of part of 'Marmion,' where the girl was built up in the wall. It is a most noble ruin, of immense size, and full of beautiful and romantic bits; there is a legend that a white lady is seen in one of the windows. Between it and the town there is another church, the parish one, round which is a big graveyard, all full of tombstones." – Bram Stoker, Dracula

13. On the Road – San Fransisco, California, USA

"It seemed like a matter of minutes when we began rolling in the foothills before Oakland and suddenly reached a height and saw stretched out ahead of us the fabulous white city of San Francisco on her eleven mystic hills with the blue Pacific and its advancing wall of potato-patch fog beyond, and smoke and goldenness of the late afternoon of time." – Jack Kerouac, On The Road

14. Into the Wild – Denali National Park, Alaska, USA

"I thought climbing the Devil's Thumb would fix all that was wrong with my life. In the end, of course, it changed almost nothing. But I came to appreciate that mountains make poor receptacles for dreams. And I lived to tell my tale." ― Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

Christopher McCandless didn't make it to Denali on his solo journey across Alaska, but the conditions have the spirit of his adventure while the regulations make it a safer one.

15. Crime and Punishment – St Petersberg, Russia

"He closed his hand on the twenty copecks, walked on for ten paces, and turned facing the Neva, looking towards the palace. The sky was without a cloud and the water was almost bright blue, which is so rare in the Neva. The cupola of the cathedral, which is seen at its best from the bridge about twenty paces from the chapel, glittered in the sunlight, and in the pure air every ornament on it could be clearly distinguished." – Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

16. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Stockholm, Sweden

"Blomkvist picked up Salander by her front door on Lundagatan at 10:00 and drove her to the Norra crematorium. He stayed at her side during the ceremony. For a long time they were the only mourners along with the pastor, but when the funeral began Armansky slipped in." – Stieg Larsson, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

17. Ulysses – Dublin, Ireland

"He mounted to the parapet again and gazed out over Dublin bay, his fair oakpale hair stirring slightly. 'God!' he said quietly. 'Isn't the sea what Algy calls it: a grey sweet mother?'" – James Joyce, Ulysses

18. Wuthering Heights – Yorkshire, England

"The abrupt descent of Penistone Crags particularly attracted her notice; especially when the setting sun shone on it and the topmost heights, and the whole extent of landscape besides lay in shadow. I explained that they were bare masses of stone, with hardly enough earth in their clefts to nourish a stunted tree." – Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

19. Romeo and Juliet – Verona, Italy

"Two households, both alike in dignity,

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,

From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,

Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean."

– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

20. Life of Pi – Munnar, India

"We made it to Munnar after a winding, five‑hour car ride from Madurai. The coolness was as pleasing as having mint in your mouth. We did the tourist thing. We visited a Tata tea factory. We enjoyed a boat ride on a lake. We toured a cattle‑breeding centre. We fed salt to some Nilgiri tahrs – a species of wild goat‑in a national park." – Yann Martel, Life of Pi

22. His Dark Materials – Oxford, England

"All the different bells of the city chimed, once each, this one high, that one low, some close by, others farther off, one cracked a peevish, another grave and sonorous, but agreeing in all their different voices on what the time was, even if some of them got to it a little more slowly than others. In that other Oxford where she and Will had kissed good-bye, the bells would be chiming too, and a nightingale would be singing, and a little breeze would be stirring the leaves in the Botanic Garden." – Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass

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