A Geographical Tour of Literary America

The Grand Tour of Literary Landmarks resulted from my students' success with another project that we called "Poetic License with THE AMAZING RACE." This new journey also begins and ends in my students' hometown. Chosen writers are specific to our curriculum and texts; however, teachers can adapt new selections to their students' needs. Side images are their original work. Photo images at each destination go directly to official sites or to the slideshows of my own travel photos. The main sources of written material here are www.Poets.org and Adventures in American Literature, Heritage Edition and Pegasus Edition.

New York City, New York

On the literary map, travel from Irvington to New York City, New York.


# _____________ Miles to New York City, New York

$ _____________ Cost for Gasoline to New York City, New York

Visit Mrs. Steller's Herman Melville Gallery.

We have already studied Herman Melville. Enjoy this slideshow of paintings from the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Print out a favorite and include it in your travel journal.

For further reading, here are books by Melville free to download.