Who the Hell Is Pansy O'Hara?
The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the World's Best-LovedBooks
ISBN 9781440639425 | 336 pages | 29 Jul 2008 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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The captivating stories behind fifty of the greatest authors and their most famous literary creations
Before Who the Hell is Pansy O’Hara ?, there had never been a single volume that explored the backstories of so many of the greatest books in the English language. A work sure to captivate all lovers of language and literature, it reveals in short, pithy chapters, the lives, loves, motivations, and quirky, fascinating details involving fifty of the best-loved books of the Western world.
• When stacked up, the original manuscript of Gone With the Wind stood taller than Margaret Mitchell, its 4' 9 1/2" author
• Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, was part of the Allied team that cracked the Nazi’s Enigma code
• Leo Tolstoy’s wife copied War and Peace by hand . . . seven times
From The Great Gatsby to Harper Lee, from Jaws to J. K . Rowling, Who the Hell Is Pansy O’Hara? offers an entertaining and informative journey through the minds of writers and the life experiences that took these amazing works from notion to novel.
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