Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries by Alison BoothHomes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries by Alison Booth

Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries

byAlison Booth

Hardcover | August 27, 2016

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This is the first full-length study of literary tourism in North America as well as Britain, and a unique exploration of popular response to writers, literary house museums, and the landscapes or "countries " associated with their lives and works. An interdisciplinary study ranging from1820-1940, Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries unites museum and tourism studies, book history, narrative theory, theories of gender, space, and things, and other approaches to depict and interpret the haunting experiences of exhibited houses and the curious history oftopo-biographical writing about famous authors. In illustrated chapters that blend Victorian and recent first-person encounters that range from literary shrines and plaques to guidebooks, memoirs, portraits, and monuments, Alison Booth discusses pilgrims such as William and Mary Howitt, Anna Maria and Samuel Hall, and Elbert Hubbard, and magnetichosts and guests as Washington Irving, Wordsworth, Martineau, Longfellow, Hawthorne, James, and Dickens. Virginia Woolf's feminist response to homes and haunts shapes a chapter on Mary Russell Mitford, Gaskell, and the Brontes, and another on the Carlyles' house and Monk's House. Booth rediscoverscollections of personalities, haunted shrines, and imaginative re-enactments that have been submerged by a century of academic literary criticism.
Alison Booth is Professor of English and Academic Director, Scholars Lab, at the University of Virginia.
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Title:Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and CountriesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:August 27, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of IllustrationsIntroduction1. Tours, Texts, Houses, and ThingsEnglish Professors on PilgrimagePilgrimage and TourismA Grammar of Touristic MotivesMaking a Tour and Writing It: Homes and Haunts NarrativesCountry Houses, Gothic, and Tourism with Jane AustenLiterary Biography, Museums, and the Small Eponymous CollectionThe Blue Plaque SchemeAuthor CountryReading the Haunted Spaces of MuseumsThings2. Verifying PilgrimageVoice, Rhetoric, and the Nonfiction of ProsopographyWashington Irving as Belated PilgrimIrving on AvonThe English Deer-Slayer: Manly RomanceWilliam Howitt Arrives at Homes and HauntsAnna Maria Hall and S. C. Hall: A CollaborationAdvertising Elbert Hubbard3. Ladies with Pets and Flowers; with Graveyards and Windswept MoorsEn Route to Our VillageWomen, Men, and Pets in a Literary GalleryThe Pilgrimage to Three Mile CrossElizabeth Gaskell in Knutsford and Plymouth GroveIn Haworth with the Brontes4. Tenants in Author CountryWordsworthshire: Howitt, Martineau, and the Turf of the LakesLongfellow in National HeadquartersPark ServiceA Concord EncounterHawthorne's (Briefly) HomeJames in and around Shakespearean HomesA "Little" Past on the Hudson RiverHaunting Lamb House5. The Sage, his Wife, the Maid, and her Lover: Reconstructing a Literary House Museum with Virginia WoolfCarlyle Productions: Portraits of Home LifePosthumous No. 24 Cheyne RowVirginia Woolf and Haunting Memorial HousesLittle Journeys to Chelsea, Bloomsbury, and Monk's House6. Haunting Dickens World: To Be ContinuedBibliographyIndex