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The greatest books you'll never read, general editor Professor Bernard Richards

Label
The greatest books you'll never read
Title
The greatest books you'll never read
Statement of responsibility
general editor Professor Bernard Richards
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why was Thomas Hardy's first novel never published? What happened to the manuscript of the long promised 'magnum opus' that Truman Capote never delivered? Why did Heinrich Böll abandon his Paradise Lost? These and many other intriguing mysteries are uncovered in this comprehensive guide to literature's lost and unfinished masterpieces. From a creative crisis to a dissatisfied editor, and from a bizarre twist of fate to an untimely death, behind each unpublished book lies a unique and compelling story. One of the giants of modern literature, Ernest Hemingway, saw three years of work, including a novel and several short stories, vanish when his wife's suitcase was stolen in the Gare de Lyon in Paris. Evelyn Waugh, on the other hand, burned the manuscript of his first novel and attempted to drown himself after a friend gave it a bad review. Covering an eclectic range of international authors, both living and dead, The Greatest Books You'll Never Read unearths an alternative literary history that is fascinating and heartbreaking in equal measure
Biography type
contains biographical information
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Richards, Bernard Arthur
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  • Books and reading
  • Authors
  • Lost books
  • Lost works of art
Target audience
adult
Label
The greatest books you'll never read, general editor Professor Bernard Richards
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Cover subtitle: Unpublished masterpieces by the world's greatest writers
  • Subtitle from cover
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781844037933
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a132314
  • (Sirsi) a132314
Label
The greatest books you'll never read, general editor Professor Bernard Richards
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Cover subtitle: Unpublished masterpieces by the world's greatest writers
  • Subtitle from cover
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781844037933
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a132314
  • (Sirsi) a132314

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