How writers lived: A look at the houses of literary lions
Can we get to know writers through the places they called home? Mark Twain built a Victorian in Hartford, Conn., that was idiosyncratic and distinctive -- flashier than the house of his neighbor Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose fame he was said to envy. Edgar Allen Poe, often struggling financially, moved a lot: He had to leave college because of a lack of funds, but his room there has been preserved. Agatha Christie had a country house perfect for one of her murder mysteries. Take a look at their homes and more.
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Mark Twain house
Mark Twain and his wife built this house in Hartford, Conn., and lived there from 1874 until 1891. The bright stripes on the exterior are nothing compared with the riot of color and pattern on the inside. The home is now a museum open to the public.