At Home With Virginia Woolf

By Chris Hudson In the final entry of her diary on 24th March 1941, Virginia Woolf left no clues to […]

Where Has True Passion Gone?

by Casey Hassenstein Where has true passion gone? Today, passion and sex are compatriots being thoughtlessly splashed about in the […]

Chilling Out with Charles Dickens

It’s the borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, in southwest London, and it’s still a place for leisure and pleasure today. Walking round places in the borough associated with the author, it’s easy to imagine Dickens enjoying himself here.

Exploring the Isle of Wight with Alfred Lord Tennyson

The western tip of England’s Isle of Wight was a setting beloved of the Victorian poet laureate, Alfred Lord Tennyson, for the last half of his life. Still beautiful, less populated than the rest of the island and soothingly calm, it is easy to understand his attachment.

Queen Mary 2 Interview with Author Joanne Harris

Interview by Jennifer Ciotta; Introduction by Carly Cassano It was a pleasure for Literary Traveler founder, Francis McGovern, and editor-at-large, […]

Chevrolets, Cigars & Men in Graham Greene’s Cuba

By Lisa Selvidge I arrive in Havana, Cuba, at the end of 2010 together with a guide book and several […]

The Real Life and Fictional Characters Who Inspired J.M. Barrie’s Captain Hook

by Rachel McGinnis Captain Hook has been immortalized as one of the greatest, most infamous villains in literature.  Created by […]

The Remains of a Dream: Alexander Pope’s Villa at Twickenham

By Loredana Massa For a common tourist, nowadays, Twickenham, part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, may mean […]

D. H. Lawrence Revisted

The lonely desert mesas stretched to a line of mountains etched on the stark blue horizon. At an elevation of 7,000 feet the morning air was crisp and cool, even though it was July in New Mexico. I was alone in front of a little shrine that reminded me of
a country chapel. It seemed an appropriate metaphor considering whose ashes were buried there — author D. H. Lawrence, the “priest of love.”

Beatrix Potter, More Than Just Bunnies: The Legacy of Beatrix Potter

by Deborah Straw Beatrix Potter may be best known as the creator of charming characters like Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Tiggy […]