15 photos that show the working-from-home spaces of great minds
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- Famous authors, playwrights, scientists, and artists completed some of their best pieces of work while working from home.
- Mark Twain began writing "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" from his study at Quarry Farm in Elmira, New York.
- Children's book author Roald Dahl even built a small hut in his garden to create the ideal secluded space for writing.
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From Albert Einstein to Joan Didion and Mark Twain, many of the world's most famous thinkers created some of their best work at home.
Whether it was in a sky-high Manhattan apartment, a Connecticut farmhouse, a Revolutionary War-era home, or a Malibu mansion, these influential people all worked out of their homes at one point in their lives.
Here are 15 photos that show the working-from-home spaces of famous scholars, artists, and writers throughout history.
Jane Austen, the author of classic novels like "Pride and Prejudice" and "Emma," is one of the most acclaimed female writers of all time — and wrote many of her works from home.
Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet who wrote many of her novels from her family's home.
Charles Dickens wrote the classic novels "Oliver Twist," "A Tale of Two Cities," "Great Expectations," and more from his home office.
Not all great minds had the luxury of private offices and studios — founding father John Adams practiced law in the kitchen of his farmhouse in Braintree, Massachusetts.
Leo Tolstoy wrote "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina" at his home, Yasnaya Polyana, in Russia.
Mark Twain began writing "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" from his study at Quarry Farm in Elmira, New York.
Sigmund Freud wrote most of his theories within the walls of his Vienna home.
Albert Einstein purchased his home in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1936, and lived and worked there until his death in 1955.
Irish author and dramatist George Bernard Shaw wrote a majority of his works in his London apartment but later moved to his country home after his wife passed away.
Civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. worked out of his home office in Montgomery, Alabama.
American sculptor Alexander Calder created some of his greatest works in his studio.
Edward Albee, the playwright of works such as "The Sandbox" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" often worked out of his Greenwich Village apartment.
Children's book author Roald Dahl built a "writing hut" in the garden of his home in Great Missenden, England.
Writer Joan Didion and novelist John Gregory Dunne often wrote together in the library of their Malibu, California, home.
Legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld had his own studio inside his Paris apartment.
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