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FREE READ ☆ Literary Trail of Greater Boston: A Tour of Sites in Boston, Cambridge and Concord ✓ Modeled after the famous Freedom Trail Boston's new Literary Trail spans three hundred years and writers ranging from Cotton Mather to John Updike In the nineteenth century Boston was theModeled after the famous Freedom Trail Boston's new Literary Trail spans three hundred years and writers ranging from Cotton Mather to John Updike In the nineteenth century Boston was the cultural center intellectual hub and literary mecca of the United States Among the heroes of this era were such household names as Louisa May Alcott Thoreau Longfellow Emerson Hawthorne and Julia Ward Howe The great arc linking Boston Cambridge. This a small treasure for fans who like books about books and for fans of historic Boston The book is packaged as a tour guide of all the literary sites in Boston Cambridge and Concord But at its heart it's a book about books and the writers who wrote them So it's my kind of book I admit that the first 10 or 15 pages started slow with descriptions of the very early years and the heart of the cityStop here for a look at this library and turn here for a view of the first publishing houseThat was fine but the guide really hit its stride with little tidbits of the life and times of the writers their friends their parties their ailments and their accomplishments The book covers a very wide range of authors and sites including some of America's most prominent writers including Nathaniel Hawthorne Herman Melville Louisa May Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson as well as writers from recent times such as David McCullough John Irving e e cummings and John Irving Excerpts of poems letters and books are included along with small paragraphs provided by writers describing their appreciation of writers who came before them I was particularly impressed by the short summary written by David McCollough on the impact of the work of historian Francis Parkman who I had never heard of before I read this bookOf course this book may feel a little dated because it was written 20 years ago Directions and maps have most likely changed considerably So you wouldn't want to rely on the map details without checking other sources The index is uite useful but the list of web sites provided as a reference have also probably changed For comparison purposes and further reference I found a web site at that lists 89 points of interest In my view the book provides a much fuller description of each location and the writers worth noting I would recommend using he two sources togetherI would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read books about books and anyone who is planning to take a trip to the Boston area I was in Boston for a weekend this summer and I was hoping to have already completed this book before I went Unfortunately I wasn't able to finish the book in time but I do have ideas for places to visit next time This book is a good reference for anyone who wants to explore and appreciate Boston which has managed to maintain its beautiful historical buildings homes libraries and parks while staying modern and contemporary

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And Concord was also the spawning ground for such giants of the modern era as Kahlil Gibran Willa Cather Sylvia Plath Robert Frost Eugene O'Neill e e cummings and a remarkable number of othersThis unusual guidebook features lively snippets of the writers' own works along with short essays by well known contemporary writers including Julia Child on Fannie Farmer David McCullough on Francis Parkman Henry Louis Gates Jr on WEB Du Bo. This book provided some interesting information about literary greats from Boston Cambridge and Concord Mass The info is organized into neighborhood walking tours that may be helpful on an upcoming trip

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Literary Trail of Greater Boston A Tour of Sites in Boston Cambridge and ConcordIs and Jane Langton on the importance of whiskersThe Literary Trail encompasses both walking and driving tours the latter by car public transportation and Literary Tour buses Among the landmarks off the beaten path are Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge Longfellow Harriet Beecher Stowe and many others Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain e e cummings and Anne Sexton and Sleepy Hollow in Concord Hawthorne Emerson and the Alcotts. It's a slightly older book but I still found some interesting places to visit on our trip