Mental Floss: The Curious Reader

Mental Floss: The Curious Reader by Erin McCarthy

191 x 241mm

Readers rejoice! Learn amazing facts about authors and their books, from Jane Austen to JRR Tolkien.

Readers rejoice! From Mental Floss, an online destination for more than a billion curious minds since its founding in 2001, comes the ultimate book for lovers of literature. From Americanah to War and Peace, from Chinua Achebe and Jane Austen to Jesmyn Ward and George R.R. Martin, learn surprising facts about the worldtsquo;s most famous novels and novelists.

The Curious Reader will delight bookworms everywhere. This literary compendium from Mental Floss reveals fascinating facts about the worldssquo;s most famous authors and their literary works. Readers will learn about George Orwelltsquo;s near-death experience during the writing of 1984; meet the real man who may have inspired Pride and Prejudicexsquo;s Mr. Darcy; discover which famous author kept her husband-squo;s heart after he passed away; and learn about the influence of psychedelics on Dune. The Curious Reader also contains the most-loved book-related articles from 20 years of Mental Floss, including odquo;Cat-Loving Writers,adquo; edquo;Famous Authorsesquo; Unfinished Manuscripts,tdquo; ndquo;Literary Characters Based on Real People, dquo; and pdquo;Books You Didn squo;t Know Were Self-Published. dquo;

This literary miscellany is certain to inspire book lovers, aspiring writers, students, and teachers alike to discover a diverse selection of curated literary worksrdash;leading to an expansion of their library!

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