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T.S. Eliot's 'Grand and Gracious' Summer Home Asks $1.349M

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What will a Gloucester, Massachusetts, five-bedroom with a listing that identifies it as the former summer home of poet T.S. Eliot tell you about the depths of feeling that drove him to opine, in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, "I should have been a pair of ragged claws / Scuttling across the floors of silent seas"? Honestly, not much, but his oeuvre isn't without references to the region, like "The Dry Salvages," which is named after a rock formation off the coast of nearby Cape Anne. Built in 1896 by his parents, the home is where Eliot spent his childhood summers, and sits on 1.96 acres a few blocks away from the beach. Asking price? $1.349M.

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