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Novel Destinations: Bring Famous Books to Life

Reading is a great hobby that can take your imagination to other worlds. Another fun way to enjoy books? Travel to the destinations where famous stories have taken place. Many famous novels have taken place in some great and interesting cities.  Below are 5 story locations to visit that come straight from the pages of famous books and are great places to visit for a vacation or a getaway. You can really bring some stories to life by experiencing where they take place.

London, England

London, England has been mentioned in a lot of books, but one of the most memorable books of all time is Charles Dickens classic novel called A Tale of Two Cities. It is considered to be one of the most famous of all literary works in the area of fictional literature. A Tale of Two Cities was published in 1859. You should visit London if only to relive any story that does have this famous European city as a backdrop, because it is a blend of the old with the new, and it can get the imagination going.

New York, New York

Another equally famous city has also been mentioned in a lot of books. One of the most famous of all novels is F. Scott Fizgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby was published on April 10, 1925 and has been hailed as being the Great American Novel. It is also considered to be one of the best works of Fitzgerald and was named as being the second best English language novel to be
produced during the 20th century. You should visit New York, because it is filled with lots of hustle and bustle, history, strong cultural influence and heritage, and lots of romance. Great stories are born in this famed metropolis and you can make your own up.

Paris, France

Another very fascinating and famed European city that has been in lots of books is the City of Lights. The City of Lights is none other than Paris, France and it was included in many scenes in one of Ernest Hemingway’s best works of fiction. This fiction book is no other than The Sun Also Rises and it was published in 1926 and is one of Hemingway’s most famous works. You should
visit Paris to enjoy all that it has to offer on all fronts. Not only is it a highly romantic place, it is also a place where dreams do happen, and where a person can get truly lost in the moment of magic that is uniquely Paris.

New Orleans, Louisiana

There has always been a fascination for this very famous and colorful southern city in southeast Louisiana. New Orleans has been in a number of literary works that range from books to screenplays and beyond. It is just a very bewitching, historical, and totally captivating place in its own way. A few good stories to mention do include Anne Rice’s Interview With A Vampire published in 1976, A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole in 1980, and of course a #1 New York Bestseller by author Nora Roberts called Midnight Bayou in 2001. You should visit New Orleans for all that has been mentioned about it, and because, it is a place where the imagination does live tremendously.

Atlanta, Georgia

Another equally charming, historical, romantic, and very fascinating southern city is none other than Atlanta, Georgia. Not only is Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, but it is one very famous and enthralling southern metropolis in its own right. It is also home to the very famous and most romantic novel of all time. What is this novel? It is Margaret Mitchell’s immortal book called Gone With The Wind. Gone with The Wind talks about Atlanta in all its glory, as well as all its misery, during the Civil War. Nonetheless, Atlanta has an allure about it that distinctly belongs to Atlanta. You should visit Atlanta, not just so you can relive Gone With The Wind, but also to experience the blending of the old with the new, and to imagine living in an era that is bygone but is still strongly alive there. Atlanta is a unique and great destination city.

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