Secret Lives of Great Authors: What Your Teachers Never Told You about Famous Novelists, Poets, and Playwrights (Paperback)

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By Robert Schnakenberg, Mario Zucca (Illustrator)
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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.

About the Author


Robert Schnakenberg is the author of several nonfiction books including Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781594742118
ISBN-10: 1594742111
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: February 1st, 2008
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Secret Lives