Learning from the homes of famous writers ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Janet Knott/Globe staff/file 2008 The royalties from Edith Wharton's novels paid for her Lenox home, The Mount, and its furnishings. Wendy Maeda/Globe staff Portraits of the parents of Emily Dickinson at the Amherst museum devoted to the writer. Aram Boghosian for the Boston Globe/File 2010 The Longfellow National Historic Site in Cambridge. Herb K. Barnett Louisa May Alcott wrote "Little Women" at Orchard House in Concord. Dominic Chavez/Globe staff/File 2007 The library at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. Berkshire Historical Society A Melville Trail sign at Arrowhead, home of Herman Melville, in Pittsfield. Wendy Maeda/Globe staff Hallway outside the poet's bedroom in the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst.