Around the World in 100 Books

... or so.

Imagine you were planning a trip around the world, and had the opportunity to consult with up to 100 authors (dead or alive) where to go and what to see. So whom would you ask, what places would you pick -- and what books most epitomize each of these places in your mind? What books would you read in order to, as it were, "get into the spirit" of each of these places?

Several books per country are OK, but no more than a single book per city or region, please: Which is the ONE book that, at a snap judgment -- without taking any time to think -- is the first to come to your mind as associated with a given place?

(Nonfiction books are fine, too, but please no travel guides -- this is about getting inspiration for travel from literary sources OTHER than travel guides.)

(Oh, and: Spam will be deleted without any warning.)

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Diane If you love world literature, please check out my Goodreads group:

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Judy Diane, you may also be interested in a group that was set up to read around the world in one year. Here is a link:

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He is born a Christian in England and travels by land to Persia! He learns how to be a Jewish so he could be accepted by the Muslims.

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