|Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House|
|Stones marking the foundation of Thoreau's cabin|
But lately I've been thinking, what other pilgrimages are on my list? Are there other homes that would mean as much to me as Orchard House? I think the places most important for me to visit are the ones that are mentioned in the novels, that are filled with the author's spirit: Dicken's London for example, or Stoker's Whitby. I regret not seeing Roald Dahl's house and writing hut in Oxfordshire, and Charlotte Bronte's home on the moors. Ever since I read For Whom the Bell Tolls, I've been imagining visiting Hemingway's home in Key West. And while I've been to DC numerous times, I only recently learned that one can visit the Frederick Douglass house. That's on my list, too. And that's probably only scratching the surface.
What literary pilgrimages have you made? And where would you love to go?
|Thoreau's grave, Concord, Mass|