Literary Sites

For over a century, Monterey County has been the inspiration for several famed authors including “Cannery Row” author John Steinbeck, poet Robinson Jeffers and writer Henry Miller whose books were banned in the US until 1961. Ed Ricketts wrote his classic treatise "Between Pacific Tides" after studying the shoreline creatures along Monterey's coast. Even Treasure Island author Robert Louis Stevenson spent some time here.

If you're a fan of these popular writers, don't miss the some of the notable literary sites in the area including the National Steinbeck Center, Robinson Jeffers' Tor House and the Henry Miller Library.

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