Famous Authors’ Homes That Are A Must See For Literary Fans

Book lovers, take note: if you’re looking for a unique holiday, you may want to plan a trip to see one of your favorite author’s homes. Love The Old Man and the Sea? Take a trip to Havana, Cuba. Did you enjoy Oliver Twist? Put London on your itinerary. There are several places in the United States and overseas in which you can see where some of history’s classic writers spent their days writing and producing some of their most famous (and award-winning) works.

Margaret Mitchell Wrote Gone With The Wind In This Atlanta Home


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The Margaret Mitchell House is located at at 979 Crescent Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. The author wrote her Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, Gone With The Wind, while residing there. Mitchell and her husband lived in Apt. 1 on the ground floor between 1925 and 1932.

The Tudor Revival is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the City of Atlanta deemed it a historic building. The landmark features a museum, a portion of which focuses on the making of the film based on the novel. The movie, when adjusted for inflation, remains the most successful film in box-office history.