Which is the “most literary” of all cemeteries? Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Mass., may very well be the one. Writers of no less stature than Thoreau, Emerson, and Louisa May Alcott rest there for eternity. Read this off-beat post on PWxyz and see the interesting responses from readers.
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Sleepy Hollow may be the most literary cemetery in the US, but what about Pere LaChaise in Paris and Westminster Abbey in London?
Pere LaChaise boasts Colette, Alfred de Musset, Paul Eluard, Balzac, Oscar Wilde, Molière, La Fontaine,Victor Hugo, Richard Wright, Marcel Proust, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.
Westminster Abbey has Chaucer, Edward Spenser, John Dryden, Tennyson, Robert Browning, Samuel Johnson, Charles Dickens, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Rudyard Kipling and Thomas Hardy.
For a list of books at EPL on famous gravesites, see http://evanston.bibliocommons.com/search?t=smart&search_category=keyword&q=cemeteries+guidebooks&commit=Search
The post mentions the Pere Lachaise and a few other cemeteries around the world.