Secret Lives of Great Authors

Secret Lives of Great Authors

What your Teachers Never Told You About Famous Novelists, Poets, and Playwrights

Book - 2008
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Strange-but-true tales of murderers, adulterers, drug addicts, and other literary legends.

With outrageous and uncensored profiles of everyone from William Shakespeare to Thomas Pynchon, Secret Lives of Great Authors tackles all the tough questions your high school teachers were afraid to ask: What's the deal with Lewis Carroll and little girls? Is it true that J. D. Salinger drank his own urine? How many women--and men--did Lord Byron actually sleep with? And why was Ayn Rand such a big fan of Charlie's Angels? Classic literature was never this much fun in school!
Publisher: Philadephia : Quirk Books, c2008.
ISBN: 9781594742118
1594742111
Characteristics: 304 p. :,col. ill. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Zucca, Mario

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