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Literary Locations: Real or Fictional

Not all places used as settings in literature actually exist. Can you tell fact from fiction?


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#1   The island of Lilliput is just one of the places visited in "Gulliver's Travels". Is this a real place?

#2   The John Steinbeck novel "Cannery Row" takes place in La Jolla, California. Does La Jolla exist?

#3   Several of John Grisham's novels take place in Canton, Mississippi. Does Canton exist?

#4   In the novel "Warday", we learn about the country of Aztlan. Does Aztlan exist?

#5   The towns of East Egg and West Egg both figure prominently in "The Great Gatsby". Do either of these two places really exist?

#6   Jonathan Swift wrote about "A Voyage to Brobdingnag". Does Brobdingnag exist?

#7   In the late 14th century, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a series of stories about a group of people travelling to the Canterbury Cathedral. Does the Cathedral really exist?

#8   Set sometime between 1835-1845, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" takes place in St. Petersburg, Missouri. Is this a real place?

#9   Anthony Trollope has written a series of books whose settings include towns such as Silverbridge, Hogglestock, and Greshamsbury. Which of these places actually exists?

#10   "Gone with the Wind" is set at the Tara Plantation in Jonesboro, Georgia. The plantation does not exist. Is the city real?





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