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Archive for Friday, December 23, 2005

Writer’s home again for sale

December 23, 2005

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— The Cape Cod house once owned by writer Jack Kerouac is up for sale.

In 1966, Kerouac, best known for "On the Road," moved with his mother from Florida to Hyannis. The hard-drinking writer had just finished "Sartori in Paris." After his mother suffered a stroke, Kerouac married his third wife, childhood acquaintance Stella Sampas, at the house on Nov. 18, 1966.

By 1967, the Kerouacs had moved to Lowell, where the writer was born. At least three other families have owned the Cape Cod house since then, according to property records.

James Upton, the present owner of the three-bedroom, two-bath house, said that with his three children now grown, he no longer needs the space. He bought it in 1986 for $115,000 and is now asking $356,000.

Upton said the future owner should not expect to find any literary treasures.

"I've already checked the attic for manuscripts," he told the Cape Cod Times in an interview published Wednesday.

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