We have breathed in the pages of Hamlet, Emma, Oliver Twist, and numerous others. These literary masterpieces have fascinated us; despite they were written in a different age and in different locations. No matter what, these works have inspired and entertained generations after generations, and still continue to prove themselves as timeless classics.
Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, Agatha Christie, and Bronte Sisters are easily available in bookshops or in libraries; and most of the time, our piques always stop to watch their surroundings and the place where such literary geniuses have crafted the literary masterpieces of all time.
Let’s go on tour to the ordinary houses where such extraordinary people had written the historical tour de force.
Almost every language welcomes Shakespeare’s works, and numerous storytellers and filmmakers imitate considered him as a great source of inspirations.
Around 100 miles from the northeast of London, the Stratford (upon the river Avon) is the birthplace of the great Bard. The place is exhilarating for Shakespeare enthusiasts and not just the birthplace but there are many more jaw-dropping attractions where the tourist can enjoy during their literary trip. Anna Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens are the most enjoyed place other than the Shakespeare’s birthplace. Anna Hathaway (Shakespeare’s wife) spent her childhood over there. Few steps away, there is Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried. Moreover, one cannot miss a visit to The Royal Shakespeare Theater.
Location: Henley St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW, UK
Charles Dickens Museum
The greatest British Novelist Charles Dickens spent the most dramatic time of his life at Doughty St. Here he wrote three major novels, namely Oliver Twist, the Pickwick Papers, and Nicolas Nickleby. This Georgian House is the only author’s address that opens for the public visit. The visitors almost feel the presence of the greatest Victorian novelist. When Charles Dickens moved here at 48 Doughty St., he was just 25 years old. Every day from 8 o’clock in the morning to noon, he spent his time in his study to write. The house too much important that here Charles Dickens was recognized internationally as the greatest storyteller of his time.
Location: 48 Doughty St, London WC1N 2LX, UK
Jane Austen House Museum
The house has a tiny table that barely holds more than a teacup and saucer. This tiny table is the companion of Jane when she was editing Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Northanger Abbey. Jane also used this table to write Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion. Besides this table, there are some of Jane’s needlework that she made with her mother.
Location: Winchester Rd, Chawton, Alton GU34 1SD, UK
The holiday house of the UK’s ‘Queen of Crime’, Greenway Estate was given to National trust by her children and since then it displays the personal stuff of renowned author Agatha Christy. The stunning location of the estate, Agatha Christy herself applauded the calmness and tranquility of the place.
Location: Kingswear, Brixham TQ5 0ES, UK
Bronte Parsonage Museum
Three literary geniuses Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte and Anne Bronte spent their most of the time and wrote three timeless masterpieces here. The parsonage is full of information and inspiration of three literary geniuses. This could be must-visit destinations for every literary Bucket List.
Location: Church Street, Haworth, Haworth, Keighley BD22 8DR, UK