The 12 Greatest Literary One-Hit Wonders (PHOTOS, POLL)
May 19, 2010 by Post Team
The 12 Greatest Literary One-Hit Wonders (PHOTOS, POLL):The literature is full of prolific authors – where would we be without Jane Austen and Charles Dickens? But perhaps most intriguing are those authors who are remembered for a single book, but had written worth a library of other works. Why are these particular books, so enduring? Why praise “Jane Eyre”, but completely forget “Villette”? As noted by Robert McCrum in The Guardian this weekend, maybe it’s better to have a novel instead of a steady stream of visitors. From “The Great Gatsby” and “Black Beauty,” check out the wonders of a single literary success later, and let us know what you think of them.
“Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby” is often heralded as the great American novel (though some are less praising) and reading in almost every high school English class. Although Fitzgerald had written other stories and novels, this is what will always be remembered for her portrayal of upper class life in the 1920s and his critical eye on the concept of the “American dream.”
Fitzgerald’s other novels include “Tender is the Night” and “The Beautiful and the Damned.” His story “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” had its moment of glory when the film starring Brad Pitt came out in 2008, although the film is far from history.
Source: Huffington Post
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