Follow James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ With This Interactive Map of Dublin

Follow James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ With This Interactive Map of Dublin

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Today marks a very important day in literary history for two separate, but wildly related reasons: February 2nd is both Irish author James Joyce’s 136th birthday and the 96th anniversary of the publication of Joyce’s magnum opus, Ulysses.    Ulysses was published on February 2, 1922 and was received with very mixed reviews. Some hailed the book as being a sheer masterpiece, while many others found it to be lewd, crude, and pornographic, going so far as to have the book banned until a trial entitled The United States v. One Book Called Ulysses lifted said ban in 1934. Today, it continues to top the charts as being …

Plan Your European Excursion With This Interactive ‘Count of Monte Cristo’ Map!

Plan Your European Excursion With This Interactive ‘Count of Monte Cristo’ Map!

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Anybody who’s read The Count of Monte Cristo can confirm that it’s the best. When you read it, it’ll quickly become a favorite. It’ll also leave you with the burning desire to visit France. Alexandre Dumas does such an excellent job of not only plotting Edmond Dantes’ revenge, but glamorously depicting Paris and Rome, as well as the coziness of Dantes’ home of Marseille.   The book is a tome, so you feel totally immersed in Dumas’ Europe by the end of the 1,000+ pages. But, once you’ve finished your journey with the Count, you may want to visit the real-world destinations. While …

This Map Will Guide You Through the World, According to Virginia Woolf

This Map Will Guide You Through the World, According to Virginia Woolf

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Virginia Woolf may not have written adventure novels that sprawl across continents, but she still put a great deal of care in her settings. Often, that setting is London. Of her ten novels, only half take place mostly in London, though all make regular mention of it. If you don’t believe me, take Londonist’s word for it, because they’ve completely mapped out Woolf’s ten novels. Everywhere she mentions gets a little pin on Google Maps, along with a reference to where it was mentioned in which book. Check that map out here!     One thing that immediately sticks out is that, …

This Map Breaks Down America’s Most Popular Books By State

This Map Breaks Down America’s Most Popular Books By State

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Are you a fan of American literature? If you’re feeling ambitious, now is the time to challenge yourself to read across the United States!   It’s actually quite simple all thanks to a map that names each state’s most popular book. Some of the titles sound like a perfect fit, others we didn’t see coming!   Check out this beauty!       Look at all of these books! If you live in the US, what’s your state book?       Images courtesy of Tech Insider