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by Robert M. Cooper

  • ISBN: 0821410326
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Robert M. Cooper
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press; 1 edition (November 15, 1992)
  • Pages: 398 pages
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  • Rating: 4.9
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Robert M. Cooper was Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Rhodes College and he was a dedicated traveler to England who developed a three volume series: 'The Literary Guide and Companion t. .

Robert M. that divided England ( Britain, not including Scotland and Wales) into Southern, Middle and Northern regions Southern England', came out in 1986 and was updated in 1998 Northern England' but passed away before they could be published.

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The author takes us through fourteen counties in the heart of England, engaging us with anecdotes of local literary figures, pointing out th Cooper’s The Literary Guide and Companion to Southern England has been popular with travellers since 1986. This, the second guide in a series of three, brings all Cooper’s delight and enthusiasm to the literary sites of Middle England

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A rich and reliable guide to the landscape that fostered one of our most cherished cultures, The Literary Guide & Companion to Southern England is an indispensable resource for those who wish to experience literature firsthand. In a series of intriguing routes through the English countryside, Professor Robert Cooper notes those attractions that the casual tourist might unknowingly pass by, such as the house where Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities, or the windswept quay where John Fowles's French Lieutenant's woman walked.

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The author takes us through 14 countries in the heart of England, engaging us with anecdotes of local literary figures, pointing out the homes, pubs, hotels, and places (fact and fictional) of all sorts that have connections to writers, their families, their associates, their pets, and sometimes, their fictional characters.

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In a series of intriguing routes through the English countryside, Professor Robert Cooper notes those attractions that the casual tourist might unknowingly pass by, such as the house where Dickens wrote "A Tale of Two Cities," or the windswept quay where John Fowles's French Lieutenant's woman walked.

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Cooper’s The Literary Guide and Companion to Southern England has been popular with travellers since 1986.This, the second guide in a series of three, brings all Cooper’s delight and enthusiasm to the literary sites of Middle England. The author takes us through fourteen counties in the heart of England, engaging us with anecdotes of local literary figures, pointing out the homes, pubs, hotels, and places (fact and fictional) of all sorts that have connections to writers, their families, their associates, their pets, and sometimes, their fictional characters. Maps before each county section show highway numbers and suggested routes.One of the indexes indicates which hotels and pubs we may enjoy today, and Cooper also points out the churches, gardens — even graveyards — that hold special meaning for those interested in English literature and the people who have made it, from before Chaucer to Jeffrey Archer.
Reviews about The Literary Guide and Companion to Middle England (2):
ChallengeMine
While this book is no substitute for a good general guidebook like Rick Steves, Frommer or Dorling-Kindersley, it is almost essential for a literary traveler and is well worth reading for the general traveler looking for cultural background. It does not present a connected travelogue of the author's experiences; rather it is organized by entries and is more like an encyclopedia than a narrative.

Robert M. Cooper was Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Rhodes College and he was a dedicated traveler to England who developed a three volume series: 'The Literary Guide and Companion to...', that divided England ( Britain, not including Scotland and Wales) into Southern, Middle and Northern regions. The first volume in the series, '...Southern England', came out in 1986 and was updated in 1998. Professor Cooper completed the texts for this volume and for '...Northern England' but passed away before they could be published. His wife, Polly, and several of his associates arranged for the geographic orientation maps and indexes he had planned and for publication. Due to the lively writing in these books and the rarity of having this type of information compiled in one place, Ohio University Press has kept the works in print. I have previously read and reviewed 'The Literary Guide and Companion to Southern England' and I have done enough of my own travel to several places covered by the guide to be able to offer an opinion of it here.

For travelers, this book is a 'finder:' It points to what places have literary associations with classic and contemporary English writers--authors, essayists and poets--of academic and popular importance. It also includes sufficient information about well- and lesser-known places to permit a reader to decide if they might be interested in making a visit to them for the place alone. Thirdly, the book is a trove of well-selected information, short quoted passages and literary anecdotes from each author's notable works, linking the author to a place. To use the book, the table of contents is organized geographically by county, with selected places noted, and a well-done alphabetical index links author's names (in Upper Case Letters for easy spotting) with pages in the book dealing with places and the works associated with where each author lived and worked or vacationed and worked.

Other index entries point to major personages mentioned in the book, more localities of interest and to pubs and hotels--both those used as inspirations in an author's work and those actual ones still open for business when the information was last compiled. Readers can doe their own checking on current conditions on line. The orientation maps show places of importance to the text and the roads that a traveler would take to get into the vicinity of those places. Other maps show general street plans of the center city where literary attractions abound. The maps are not sufficient for guidance on the ground but more specific information is provided in the text. No attempt is made to include open days and hours in since that level of detail would quickly become out dated.

This volume deals with the middle of England outside of London. As popular examples, there is a good section on Oxford and its Shire, including Woodstock and Blenheim (places I have visited more than once.) The section on Berkshire includes Windsor and Eton College and the section on Essex and East Anglia includes Cambridge and Ely. The local background given here makes interesting reading for the general traveler and a generous amount of other places are covered that will have more interest to the literary traveler or to the visitor looking for 'undiscovered' places.
Aedem
This is unbelievably comprehensive and contains a wealth of information on this region of England. Many small details that are absolute gems.

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