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Rudyard Kipling: Merlin’s Isle

Posted by on Dec 24, 2019 in Unmowed Authors | 0 comments

Rudyard Kipling: Merlin’s Isle

Rudyard Kipling originated the genre of books where realistic children stumble into magic adventure. Suddenly magic intersects with everyday life—turns out there’s a snowstorm going on in the back of a wardrobe, or an owl brings you a letter inviting you to Hogwarts! He was followed by E. Nesbit, C.S. Lewis’s tales of Narnia and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. But Kipling did it first.

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Edgar Allan Poe: A Cottage in the Woods

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Unmowed Authors, Unmowed Blog | 2 comments

Edgar Allan Poe: A Cottage in the Woods

It wasn’t exactly a romantic Kingdom by the Sea, but it was in this quiet cottage that Edgar Allan Poe wrote one of his greatest poems.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Hard Winter

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017 in Unmowed Authors | 0 comments

Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Hard Winter

Think this winter is tough? Welcome to the prairie.

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Edna St. Vincent Millay: Steepletop

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Unmowed Authors, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Edna St. Vincent Millay: Steepletop

Steepletop, a wooded mountain in upstate New York, Edna St. Vincent Millay’s home for twenty-five years.

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Ulysses S. Grant: A Cottage in the Woods

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Unmowed Authors, Unmowed Blog | 2 comments

Ulysses S. Grant: A Cottage in the Woods

In his last days, Grant took refuge in an Adirondack Cottage. In this most peaceful of places he wrote the tale of America’s bloodiest war.

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Herman Melville: Arrowhead

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Unmowed Authors, Unmowed Blog | 2 comments

Herman Melville: Arrowhead

It was here, far from the sea, that Melville wrote the craziest, wordiest, most magnificent novel ever to baffle generations of high school students and send shivers down the spine: Moby Dick.

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