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Literary Landmarks: 7 Famous Authors' Homes You Can Visit

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.04.2016 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

It's no secret that many of America's greatest literary icons inserted autobiographical details into their works, but there is perhaps no better way to get to know each author than by visiting his or her home.

Ten Great Reasons to Visit Hartford, CT, Now

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

With a new billion-dollar entertainment/hotel/residential/convention district, a new state of the art science museum, and multi-million dollar upgrades to attractions and hotels, Hartford might just be a new hot spot.

The Top Metropolises Of US Route 6

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

When you think of two-lane highways, you probably imagine small towns, tidy little main streets, undulating ribbons of asphalt through forehead-high corn fields: the picture-perfect road trip. But Route 6 passes through some great cities, too.

Why We Are Displaying "Hateful Things" at the Mark Twain House

Craig Hotchkiss | Posted 05.26.2012 | Books
Craig Hotchkiss

Mark Twain tried to start us talking about race by writing such books as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but he knew that our discussion would have to go on long after his death, and that our tendency would be to try to ignore it, or pay it mere lip service.

Norman Rockwell and Mark Twain: Two of a Kind

Jacques Lamarre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jacques Lamarre

It is easy to forget how both Twain and Rockwell could be provocative or daring, depicting the gravity of issues involving subjects like race, gender and class with penetrating clarity and seriousness.

The Day Mark Twain Eloped with Death

Steve Courtney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Courtney

Samuel Clemens, also known as Mark Twain, died one hundred years ago this coming April 21. He had famously predicted that he had arrived with Halley's comet in 1835 and would depart with it in 1910.

Mark Twain House Survives By Following Twain's Example, Despite Financial Trouble

The Wall Street Journal | JULIA M. KLEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From 1874 until 1891, Mark Twain lived in an ornate Gothic Revival mansion in Hartford, Conn., where he wrote his most enduring masterpieces, includin...

Anticipating Mark Twain's Never Before Seen Autobiography

Steve Courtney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Courtney

We're finally getting to read Mark Twain's blog. It's a chance to hear the old man's voice as he talks to us directly, at his own pace, telling us things in the order he wants to tell us things.