Monday, September 22, 2014

Author List Volume VI

Charles Reade (1814-1884) The Cloister and the Hearth (1861) Born: Ipsden House, Oxfordshire, England. Buried: St Mary's Churchyard, Kensal Green, London, England. Castel Sant Angelo, Rome, Lazio, Italy. College: Magdalen (Oxford).

Erasmus (1466-1536) Born: Wijde Kerstraat, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Buried: Basel Minster, Basel, Switzerland. Erasmus House, Rue du Chapitre 31, Brussels, Belgium. Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam, Netherlands. College: Paris.

Izaak Walton (1593-1683) The Compleat Angler (1653) Born: 62/62A Eastgate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire, England. Buried: Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England. Izaak Walton Cottage, Shallowford, Staffordshire, England. Izaak Walton Inn, Essex, Montana. Izaak Walton Inn Hotel, Embu, Kenya.

Charles Cotton (1630-1687) Born: Beresford Dale, Derbyshire, England. Buried: St James's Church, St James, London, England. Charles Cotton Hotel, Hartington, Derbyshire, England.

Thomas DeQuincey (1785-1859) Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821-2) Born: 86 Cross Street, Manchester, Lancashire, England. Buried: St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Princes Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. College: Worcester (Oxford). Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Cumbria, England.

Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (354-430) The Confessions of St Augustine (399) Born: Souk Ahras, Algeria. Buried: Chiesa San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, Pavia, Lombardy, Italy. Parish Church of St Augustine, Bacong, Phillipines. St. Augustine, Florida.

St Monica (331-387) Born: Souk Ahras, Algeria. Buried: Basilica di Sant' Agostino, Rome, Lazio, Italy. Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California. Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Huckleberry Finn (1885), A Connecticut Yankee at the Court of King Arthur (1889) Born: Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site, 37352 Shrine Road, Florida, Missouri. (*****5-5-03*****). Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung, New York. Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut (*****8-12-10*****). Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, 120 N Main Street, Hannibal, Missouri (*****5-3-03*****). Mark Twain Museum, Nevada 341, Virginia City, Nevada. Mark Twain Cave, Hannibal, Missouri. Study, Elmira College, Elmira, Chemung, New York.

Isabella (1451-1504) Born: Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Avila, Castile and Leon, Spain. Buried: Capilla Real, Granada, Andalusia, Spain.

Ferdinand (1452-1516) Born: Sos del Rey Catolico, Aragon, Spain. Buried: Capilla Real, Granada, Andalusia, Spain. Alcazar de Segovia, Segovia, Castile and Leon, Spain.

Margaret Kennedy (1896-1967) The Constant Nymph (1924) Born: 14 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London, England. College: Somerville (Oxford). 

Coriolanus (400s B.C.) Born: Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Plutarch (46-120) Born: Chaeronea, Central Greece, Greece.

Andre Gide (1869-1951) The Counterfeiters (1925) Born: 19 Rue de Medicis, 6eme, Paris, France. Buried: Cemetery, Cuverville, Haute-Normandie, France. College: Lycee Henri IV.

Alexandre Dumas pere (1803-1870) The Count of Monte Cristo (1844) Born: 46 Rue Alexandre Dumas, Villers-Cotterets, Picardie, France. Buried: Pantheon, 5eme, Paris, France. Chateau de Monte-Cristo, Le Port-Marly, Yvelines, Ile-de-France, France. Musee Alexandre Dumas, 24 Rue Demoustier, Villers-Cotterets, Picardie, France. Alexandre Dumas Metro Station, 11eme & 20eme, Paris, France. Chateau d'If, Marseilles, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France. Ateshgah Fire Temple, Abseron Peninsula, Azerbaijan

Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896)  Born: Sarah Orne Jewett House, 5 Portland Street, South Berwick, Maine. Buried: Portland Street Cemetery, South Berwick, Maine.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) Evangeline (1847), The Song of Hiawatha (1855), The Courtship of Miles Standish (1858) Born: corner of Fore & Hancock Streets, Portland, Maine. Buried: Mt Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Longfellow House Washington Headquarters, 105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Monument, Congress & State Streets, Portland, Maine. Replica of House, Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, St Martinsville, Louisiana. College: Bowdoin.

Miles Standish (1584-1656) Born: Likely Lancashire, England. Buried: Miles Standish Cemetery, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Myles Standish Monument, Crescent Street, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Legs of Myles Standish, Route 58, Halifax, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

John Alden (1599-1687) Born: Harwich, Essex, England. Buried: Myles Standish Burial Ground, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. John Alden's House, 105 Alden Street, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. John Alden Gift Shop, 74 Water Street, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. John Alden Apartments, Seattle, Washington. Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. The John Alden Sandwich, Waterside Market, 76 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes, Massachusetts.

Priscilla Mullins (1602-1685) Born: Dorking, Surrey, England. Buried: Miles Standish Burial Ground, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. John Alden's House, 105 Alden Street, Duxbury, Massachusetts.

Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) Eugenie Grandet (1833), Pere Goriot (1835), Cousin Bette (1847) Born: 25 Rue de l'armee d'Italie, Tours, Centre, France. Buried: Cimitier du Pere Lachaise, 20eme, Paris, Maison de Balzac, 47 Rue Raynouard, 16eme, Paris, France. Statue, Rue du Faubourg St Honore, 8eme, Paris, France. Monument to Honore de Balzac (Rodin), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. College: University of Paris (Sorbonne)

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810-1865) Cranford (1853) Born: 93 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, England. Buried: Brook Street Unitarian Chapel, Knutsford, Cheshire, England. Gaskell House, 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, Lancashire, England.  Knutsford Heritage Centre, 90A King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, England.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) The Crescent Moon (1913) Born: Jorasanko Thakur Bari, 6/4 Dwarakanath Tagore Lane, Calcutta, India. Ashes: Ganges River, India. Shelaidaha Kuthibari, Bangladesh. Shantiniketan, India (several sights).

Anatole France (1844-1924) The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (1881), Penguin Island (1908) Born: Quais Malaquais 19, 6eme, Paris, France. Buried: Cimitiere Ancien, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Ile-de-France, France. Hotel Anatole France, 104 Rue Anatole France, Le Havre, Upper Normandy, France.

Winston Churchill (1871-1947) The Crisis (1901) Born: St Louis, Missouri. Buried: Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield, New Hampshire. College: Navy.

Of note to me as a New Hampshire resident, there is a historic marker on the west side of Route 12A about 200 yards south of the Cornish-Plainfield town line commemorating this author. The only references to his burial site I have found are from 1953, which gives the name of a cemetery that does not seem to exist, and the town report from 1967 in which it is recorded that his descendants wanted to give the land where he was buried to the town. It did not specify where the land was, nor can I discover whether the town accepted the offer. I have now found a 3rd reference, which cites that he was buried on his property, which appears to have been on Freeman Road (The Windfield House).

I'm not having any luck finding the address of his birthplace in St Louis, though having been to that city I am pretty confident that wherever it was, there is probably a vacant lot or a highway there now.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Born: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. Buried: St Martin's Church, Bladon, Oxfordshire, England. National Churchill Museum, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton, Missouri. Churchill War Rooms, King Charles Street, Westminster, London, England. "The Allies" (statue), Bond Street, Mayfair, London, England. Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent, England. College: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) The Critic (1779) Born: 12 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin, Ireland (or maybe not, but this has traditionally been thought the birthplace, & there is a plaque commemorating it. On the other hand, the commission to ferret out the truth was financed by 'a private client' and there is a real estate developer eager to demolish the decrepit house and put up an apartment complex, so I am not sure how far I would trust the motivations of those findings either.) Buried: Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England. Portrait (by Hoppner), Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia.

David Crockett (1786-1836) Narrative of the Life of David Crockett (1834) Born: Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park, Greene County, Tennessee. Buried: San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, Texas. David Crockett State Park, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. David Crockett Cabin Museum, Rutherford, Tennessee. Crockett Tavern Museum, Morrisville, Tennessee. Rifle. Museum of East Tennessee History, Knoxville, Tennesee.

John Wesley Crockett (1807-1852) Born: East Tennessee. Buried: Old City Cemetery, Paris, Tennessee (Historic marker also).

James Stephens (1882-1950) Crock of Gold (1912) Born: Dublin, Ireland (site not documented. Usually reported as being "a poor part of town.") Buried: d. London, England. (I cannot find any information on this as yet. Even my great reference, The Oxford Literary Guide to the British Isles, has not recorded this).

Cymbeline (fl 10's B.C.-40) No specific information. Cymbeline House, 24 Evesham Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.

Edmond Rostand (1868-1918) Cyrano de Bergerac (1897) Born: 14 Rue Edmond Rostand, Marseilles, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France. Buried: Cimitiere Sainte Pierre, Marseilles, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France. La Villa Arnaga, Route du Docteur Camino, Cambo-le-Bains, Aquitaine, France. Hotel Edmond Rostand Logis de France, 31 Rue Dragon, Marseilles, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France. 

Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655) Born: Rue des Prouvaires, 1ere, Paris, France. Buried: Church, Sannois, Val d'Oise, Ile-de-France, France. (The actual site appears to be gone/unknown now). Statue, Place de la Myrpe, Bergerac, Dordogne, France. Cyrano de Bergerac Restaurant, Slawkowska 26, Krakow, Poland.

Theodore de Banville (1823-1891) Born: Moulins, Auvergne, France. Buried: Cimitiere du Montparnasse, 14eme, Paris, France. Hotel de Banville, 166 Boulevard Berthier, 17eme, Paris, France.

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