The journey has been an archetypal story at least since Homer’s Odyssey, while, in the modern era, road trips have been a powerful metaphor for freedom from the constraints of ordinary life since Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. The genre’s inherent escapism creates the perfect vehicle for fuelling dreams of being outlaws and romantics. Literary Journeys brings together literary travels, paired with original maps, illustrations and archive material, to bring these adventures to life. Grouped according to the type of journey undertaken, this book showcases the breadth of different authors’ grapples with this narrative structure. For anyone who ever dreamt of escaping the everyday, Literary Journeys will take you on the greatest adventures in literature.