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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fun Literary Facts

Do you love to talk books?  At your next gathering, you can share some little known facts about some classic reading. BuzzFeed recently published "20 Literary Facts to Impress Your Friends With." Here are some to get you started.

    The original title of Fahrenheit 451 was The Firemen.

●    Don Quixote is the best-selling novel of all times – 500 million copies sold.

    A dog ate John Steinbeck’s original manuscript for Of Mice and Men.

   Gabriel Garcia Marquez will not allow One Hundred Years of Solitude to be made  into a film.

    Ernest Hemingway hated the original cover of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    Mary Shelley’s monster in Frankenstein has no name, but she once referred to him as “Adam.”

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