Relive Your Childhood: 10 of Your Favorite Author’s Homes You Can Visit Today
Edgar Allan Poe
One of the earliest poets that young children are introduced to once they’ve gotten past the Dr. Seuss phase is Edgar Allan Poe. His mysterious stories and poetry have given children shivers since they were first written in the early 19th century. Poe was one of the first Americans to try and make it as a full-time writer — and as a result, his life was difficult and short. He died in 1849 at the age of 40. Several of his homes are open to the public, but the most interesting is his college dorm room at the University of Virginia, which is maintained by a group of students known as the Raven Society.