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[Detail] Coos Bay Bridge, North Bend, Oregon.

Author Homes

A search on some authors' names will produce images of authors' homes such as Philadelphia's Edgar Allen Poe House, William Faulkner's house in Oxford, Mississippi, and the Minnesota home in which F. Scott Fitzgerald completed his first novel, This Side of Paradise.

  • Why do you think that people are interested in visiting homes of authors?
  • Can these buildings tell us anything about the authors who lived in them or provide insight into their work? Why or why not? If so, how?
  • Do you think that these buildings should be preserved in honor of their former residents?