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Posted by John Wilson on August 17, 2020 at 20:13:40 user hugo.

In Reply to: Re: Fictiona Houses (was: Lucknow) posted by John on August 16, 2020 at 13:22:06:

Christina Hardyment does not include Beckfoot in her book "Novel Houses: Twenty Famous Fictional Dwellings" in British and American novels, although she does mention in fictional homes she loved as a child “Wild Cat Island”, and mentions the youthful Arthur Ransome’s perceptiveness in calling The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne a "Moral Romance" in his "History of Story-Telling". (published 2020 by The Bodleian Library; ISBN 978-1-85124-480-5). They are:

Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto
Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park
Walter Scott’s Waverley
Emile Bronte’s Wuthering Heights
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables
Charles Dickens’s Bleak House
Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes
Henry James’s The Spoils of Poynton
John Galsworthy’s The Forsyte Saga
E.M. Foster’s Howards End
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby
Virginia Woolf’s Orlando & Vita Sackville West’s The Edwardians
Stella Gibbon’s Cold Comfort Farm
Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca
Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited
Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle
Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast
J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings
J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter



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