Walking up to Rowan Oak, William Faulkner‘s residence where he penned such novels as As I Lay Dying, Absalom, Absalom!, among others while living here.
In 1972, his daughter sold the house to the University of Mississippi and they continue to maintain it. Touring inside the home provides you with a glimpse into his everyday life.
Perhaps one of the more fascinating rooms is his office where you can view and read his handwritten notes for his novel, A Fable on the walls.
This post is written by Apryl Chapman Thomas, freelance writer, and blogger for Southern Hospitality Magazine, among many other publications. Photo is courtesy of the author.