The Writers Journey by Travis Elborough

Follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s most famous authors.

The Writers Journey: In the Footsteps of the Literary Greats by Travis Elborough reads like a collection of Wikipedia articles. An encyclopedia of short biographies, this collection focuses on well-known authors. Notably absent from the collection are the world’s most famous authors C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.  I am a former school librarian, and I feel this book would be useful for middle school libraries.  A good book for kids writing research papers or debating topics. The research is concise to accommodate many biographies. Many of the chapter titles are cute and whimsical. Yellow maps and historical photos help readers visualize these well-known authors. The list of biographies at the end of this book demonstrates the research involved in creating this collection. Educators will appreciate the concise chapters. Students will use the resource list to further explore one of the well-known authors.

Book Description

Follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s most famous authors on the journeys which inspired their greatest works in this beautifully illustrated atlas.

Some truly remarkable works of literature have been inspired by writers spending time away from their typical surroundings. From epic road trips and arduous treks into remote territories to cultural tours and sojourns in the finest hotels, this book explores 35 influential journeys taken by literary greats and reveals the repercussions of those travels on the authors’ personal lives and the broader literary landscape.

Award-winning author Travis Elborough brings each of these trips to life with fascinating insights into the stories behind the creation of some of the world’s most famous literary creations, including DraculaMoby DickMurder on the Orient ExpressMadame BovaryThe Talented Mr Ripley, and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

From Herman Melville’s first whaling voyage in 1841, from New York to Liverpool, to Jack Kerouac’s on-the-road Odyssey, which is now an iconic drive, discover how these journeys imprinted themselves on some of the greatest literary minds of all time.

Complete with navigational notes, color photographs, and commissioned maps, the fresh insights within tell readers something new about the places, work, and personalities of some of the world’s greatest minds.

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Written by Christine Abraham @BibleCafeCoach

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM is a Writer Redeemed by Christ. Lifetime Bible Reader. Coffee Drinker. Beach Walker. Mother of Girls. Bible Teacher. Revival leader. Founder at Bible Café™ Ministries. She has been a nonprofit Executive Director and womens ministry leader for almost 15 years. She earned a Graduate of Theology degree in Biblical Studies.

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