World famous authors and books
25 Famous Authors' Favorite Books | Mental FlossI often wish I had a special space in which to write my books. For all the authors profiled below, they figured out how to be massively effective no matter the setting. They did the work. I hope you like the author photos and are inspired by all their incredible writing and life advice. Recommended : Cosy up with a hot cup of coffee or tea and a journal and pen! If you are properly modest, you will never write at all, so there has to be one delicious moment when you have thought of something, know just how you are going to write it, rush for a pencil, and start in exercise book buoyed up with exaltation.
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Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift A wonderful satire that still works for all ages, despite the savagery of Swift's vision. Tom Jones Henry Fielding The adventures of a high-spirited orphan boy: an unbeatable plot and a lot of sex ending in a blissful marriage. Clarissa Samuel Richardson One of the longest novels in the English language, but unputdownable. Tristram Shandy Laurence Sterne One of the first bestsellers, dismissed by Dr Johnson as too fashionable for its own good. But Emma never fails to fascinate and annoy.
One key to being a good writer is to always keep reading—and that doesn't stop after you've been published. Here are 25 authors' favorite reads. Who knows, one of these books might become your new favorite. Papa Hemingway once said "there is no friend as loyal as a book," and in a piece published in Esquire , he laid out a list of a few friends he said he would "rather read again for the first time It wasn't the first reading list he'd made; just a year earlier, Hemingway had dashed off a list of 14 books for an aspiring writer who had hitchhiked to Florida to meet him. It included a few of the same books above, plus two short stories by Stephen Crane. In an interview with The Paris Review in , novelist and creative nonfiction scribe Joan Didion called Joseph Conrad's Victory "maybe my favorite book in the world
This is a list of best-selling fiction authors to date, in any language. While finding precise sales numbers for any given author is nearly impossible, the list is based on approximate numbers provided or repeated by reliable sources. To keep the list manageable, only authors with estimated sales of at least million are included. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Best selling fiction authors to date in any language. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness.
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Authors often gain fame for just one or two works written well into their careers — even if they already have an extensive collection under their belts. Below is a list of debut works by now world-famous authors — some of which gained their authors instant fame. And this story, focusing on a bloodstained room in south London, features the debut of the famous sleuth. This collection of his poetry in Russian was his first published work, and which started his literary career. In contrast to later works, which focused on war or colonial life, this work pokes fun at writers.