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Jul 29, 2008
| ISBN 9780143113645
Jul 29, 2008
| ISBN 9781440639425
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Jul 29, 2008 | ISBN 9780143113645
Jul 29, 2008 | ISBN 9781440639425
The captivating stories behind fifty of the greatest authors and their most famous literary creations Before Who the Hell is Pansy O’Hara ?, there had never been a single volume that explored the backstories of so many of the greatest books in the English language. A work sure to captivate all lovers of language and literature, it reveals in short, pithy chapters, the lives, loves, motivations, and quirky, fascinating details involving fifty of the best-loved books of the Western world. – When stacked up, the original manuscript of Gone With the Wind stood taller than Margaret Mitchell, its 4′ 9 1/2″ author – Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, was part of the Allied team that cracked the Nazi’s Enigma code – Leo Tolstoy’s wife copied War and Peace by hand . . . seven times From The Great Gatsby to Harper Lee, from Jaws to J. K . Rowling, Who the Hell Is Pansy O’Hara? offers an entertaining and informative journey through the minds of writers and the life experiences that took these amazing works from notion to novel.
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