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h.g. wells birthplace

from h.g. wells posted in literature by prof_improbable

The author of The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and The Island of Dr. Moreau, Herbert George (H.G.) Wells was born at Atlas House, 47 High Street, Bromley, in the county of Kent, a small market town, on September 21, 1866.

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bukowski’s junior high

from charles bukowski posted in literature by prof_improbable

Back when this junior high was known as Mount Vernon Junior High School, Charles Bukowski went to school here (1933-1936).

It is now named Cochran Middle School in honor of lawyer to the famous, Johnnie Cochran, who also went to school here.

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bukowkis elementary school

from charles bukowski posted in literature by prof_improbable

This is where Bukowski went to elementary school from 1926 to 1932.

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bukowki’s grave

from charles bukowski posted in literature by prof_improbable

Bukowski was buried here in 1994 after he died from leukemia. Contradictory even in death, Bukowski's gravestone is engraved with the phrase, "Don't Try." This was his final advice to people who would ask him how to write.

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poe museum

from edgar allan poe posted in literature by prof_improbable

Established in 1922, the Museum of Edgar Allan Poe commemorates the writer's time in the Richmond area. Built in 1740, the building where the museum is housed is the oldest original building in Richmond.

The museum holds one of the world's largest collections of original manuscripts, letters, first editions, memorabilia and personal belongings.

The museum is only blocks away from the sites of Poe's Richmond homes and place of employment, the Southern Literary Messenger. In fact, much of the brick work in the garden area is done with bricks from the former building that housed the Messenger.

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