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Talk about context: look at these literary listings

From Ernest Hemingway to Thomas Mann, the homes of eight iconic wordsmiths are currently on the market

May 31, 2014 12:00PM

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The homes of Ray Bradbury, Rudyard Kipling,  Thomas Mann and Ernest Hemingway

The homes of Ray Bradbury, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Mann and Ernest Hemingway

WEEKENDEDITION Are you an avid reader with cash to spare? Then why not pick up the former home of your favorite author. From Ray Bradbury to Elizabeth Bishop, these literary homes are currently on the market. 

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The home of Ray Bradbury

The Cheviot Hills home of science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, most remembered for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, is currently asking $1.495 million.

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The home of Beverly Cleary

For just $362,000, you can own the childhood home of one of America’s best loved children’s authors. The home of Beverly Cleary has hit the market in northeast Portland.

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The home of Norman Mailer

Feeling counter-culture? Get sloshed in the Provincetown, Massachusetts home of Norman Mailer for $3.9 million.

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The home of Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway moved around a lot over the years, but why not settle down in one of the author’s Oak Park, Illinois homes for just $799,000.

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The home of Rudyard Kipling

“It stood in a sort of little island behind flint walls which we then thought high enough, and almost beneath some big ilex trees. It was small, none too well built, but cheap, and so suited us,” the Victorian author Rudyard Kipling once wrote of his East Sussex home, known as the Elms. If it suits you, the ask is roughly $2.4 million.

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The home of Thomas Mann

This 10,000-square-foot El Fureidis estate in Montecito, California made a splash when it hit the market recently. And no wonder since it is the setting for the 1983 film Scarface. But the mansion also has literary prestige as the home of German author Thomas Mann. It’s currently on the market for $35 million.

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The home of Elizabeth Bishop

Finally, the Great Village, Nova Scotia home of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop has hit the market asking $135,000. [Flavorwire] Christopher Cameron

 

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