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How Iconic Places In Literary Fiction Appear Today [Pics]

How Iconic Places In Literary Fiction Appear Today [Pics]
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Flavorwire posted a series of photos juxtaposing places mentioned in novels with their real life counterparts.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 21 august 2013

Arts and culture website Flavorwire presented photos of real places that are mentioned or described in classic fiction novels. The photos showed the contrast between how these places were described in the novels and how they appear today.

The photo series included images of New York City’s Penn Station which appeared in Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, and Piccadilly Circus in London, which was mentioned in Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway.

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The series also featured Nantucket in Massachusetts which was mentioned in Moby Dick by Herman Melville, Davy Byrne’s Pub in Dublin, a place that was mentioned in James Joyce’s Ulyssess, as well Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn, which appeared in Henry Miller’s Tropic of Capricorn.

View more images from the series in the gallery below.

You can also visit the original post at Flavorwire.

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