10 Famous Books You Might Not Have Known Were Set In Pennsylvania

The setting of a book determines many details about the story, from the natural landscape in which the characters move to the businesses that they frequent. Some authors create entire new worlds for their stories, while some choose places that are familiar. Here are ten examples of authors who situated their masterpieces right in Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania certainly has a rich literary heritage, and this list is only scratching the surface. What books have you read that take place in our state?