Who the Hell Is Pansy O'Hara?

Who the Hell Is Pansy O'Hara?

The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the World's Best-loved Books

Book - 2008
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Penguin Putnam
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.

Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
An entertaining collection of the real-life stories behind fifty of the world's most popular books shares trivia, anecdotes, author details, inspiration, and other aspects of such volumes as Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind, J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, and other literary masterworks. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

A collection of the real-life stories behind fifty of the world's most popular books shares trivia, anecdotes, author details, inspiration, and other aspects of such volumes as Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind," J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy, and other literary masterworks

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c2008
ISBN: 9780143113645
014311364X
Characteristics: xiii, 318 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Sheedy, Chris

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Nov 07, 2018

This is a very interesting take on well known books, explaining the circumstances that led to these timeless novels. Authors of this book have concluded that passion and struggle are behind many great novelists like Fyodor Dostoevsky, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, George Orwell and etc.
So, did you know that Margaret Mitchell, the author of " Gone with the wind", wrote her epic novel from pure boredom?
Did you know that " Winnie the Pooh", was based on a real bear, also called Winnie who had traveled all the way from Canada to London Zoo?

And many many more interesting tidbits.....Don't miss it!

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